Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport is the world’s eighth best international airport, according to the Travel and Leisure magazine.
What are the best airports in the world offer? “It makes the travel experience as carefree as possible, often with unusual amenities, such as showers in the bathrooms, entertainment and wellness facilities, and plenty of healthy eating options, according to the prestigious” the magazine says.
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This year’s list of top 10 winners is dominated by airports based in the Middle East (4) and Asia (4), with only 2 European airports Zurich and Amsterdam’s Schiphol.
For the fifth year running, Singapore Changi Airport takes the no. 1 spot. The award-winning design airport is the home for Singapore Airlines, which is also a World’s Best winner.
The facilities at the airport including a sunflower garden, napping lounges, spa, and a rooftop pool, movie theaters, and waterfalls. “One particular benefit is the airport’s pre-customs,” adds the magazine. “In-terminal hotels, which rent rooms in six-hour blocks. This timetable allows travelers to book a room for a long layover or to rest before an early morning flight.”
The modern Ben Gurion Airport features a giant fountain that sprinkles water from the ceiling, an indoor playground for children, business lounges, various duty-free stores, restaurants, and art exhibitions.
10. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
9. Abu Dhabi International (AUH)
8. Ben Gurion International, Tel Aviv (TLV)
7. Haneda (Tokyo International) (HND)
6. Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)
5. Hong Kong International (HKG)
4. Incheon International, South Korea (ICN)
3. Dubai International (DXB)
2. Hamad International, Doha, Qatar (DOH)
1. Singapore Changi (SIN)