A survey report on the world’s best airports reveals that London is home to four of the top 100 airports among which Heathrow Airport secured eighth rank. Skytrax is an air travel rating site that hands out the best airport awards to different airports around the world. The survey is conducted by the passengers during a time period of nine months.
London’s Heathrow airport is one of the most popular airports in the world. Heathrow was ranked tenth last year and this year it moved down to eighth in World Airport Awards list. Among the top-hundred list of world’s best airports, London City Airport secured the 32nd rank, Gatwick 40th, and Stansed 73rd.
London’s airports are also ranked based on other criteria like shopping, hotels, and dining. Sofitel London Heathrow is ranked at number five for the best airport hotel in the world. Heathrow Airport is also popular for its dining and has secured 3rd rank for being the best airport for dinners. Another airport that has secured the 3rd rank for being the best regional airport globally is the Royal Docks’ London City.
With so many positions for London’s airports in the world’s best airports list, none of Britain’s airport secures a rank in the top ten. The rankings are based on a customer survey which tells us that customers are not only looking for travelling, but they want a complete experience with shopping, dining, and accommodation. London’s Heathrow Airport is in process of building a sixth terminal after the plan was cancelled in the year 2010.
Among the list of top airports, Tokyo’s Kansai International Airport secured the first rank for being the world’s best airport for baggage handling. Since its opening twenty-one years ago, the customers say that they had never lost any baggage or faced problem finding it. Peter Miller, director of marketing for Skytrax, shared that their inspiration for perfect baggage handling service was based on the efficiency of the staff and baggage delivery service at Tokyo’s Kansai International Airport.
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