Constantly delayed flights, stressed travelers trying to make it to their gates on time, anxious people who are afraid to fly but have to, and professionals who try to look as calm and collected as possible but just aren’t, long gone are the days when dapper pilots strode through the airport with two sexy stewardesses on each arm. However, in the era of the fast and the convenient there are still airports that promise to offer their travelers glimpses of the heyday of flying with their various luxuries and comfort services. Here are the 25 Best Airports In The World That Are A Unique Experience.
Skytrax recently awarded Melbourne Airport for having the best airport hotel in the Australia/Pacific region at the World Airport Awards. It was ranked the forty-third best airport in 2012 and climbed to the twenty-fifth position this year. Additionally, it reached thirty million passengers for the first time in 2013.
R. Tambo International Airport
R. Tambo International Airport is a major international airport in Kempton Park, South Africa, near Johannesburg. It serves as the primary airport for domestic and international travel to and from South Africa and is Africa’s busiest airport, with a capacity to handle up to twenty-eight million passengers annually with nonstop flights to all continents except Antarctica.
Cologne Bonn Airport is the international airport of Germany’s fourth-largest city, Cologne, and also serves the former German capital of Bonn. With close to nine million passengers per year, it is the seventh-largest passenger airport in Germany and the second largest in terms of cargo operations. As of March 2015, Cologne Bonn features flights to 115 destinations in thirty-five countries. It was christened after Konrad Adenauer, the first postwar chancellor.
Hamad International Airport
Hamad International is the airport for Doha, the capital city of Qatar, replacing the former Doha International Airport. Formerly known as New Doha International Airport (NDIA), Hamad International opened last year with a ceremonial Qatar Airways flight landing from Doha International.
Sydney Airport is both the longest continuously operated commercial airport and oldest commercial international airport in the world, and the busiest airport in Australia, handling about thirty-five million passengers per year.