Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” placed third out of 132 airports worldwide in a recently released annual report.
The rankings come from AirHelp, a startup company that helps travelers seek compensation for delays, cancellations and overbooked flights.
AirHelp created the rankings according to three variables: on-time performance, service quality and food and shopping options. In 2018, the company surveyed more than 40,000 passengers across 40 countries on their airport experiences.
The Athens International Airport has the 27th highest passenger traffic rates in Europe. Approximately 24 millions travelers passed through the airport in 2018.
The airport opened on March 28, 2001 and functions as the primary international airport of Athens and the surrounding Attica region.
See below the 10 best and worst airports of 2019, according to AirHelp.
Featured image / Leonid Mamchenkov via Wikimedia Commons
The 10 Best Airports of 2019
1. Hamad International Airport, Qatar (DOH)
2. Tokyo International Airport, Japan (HND)
3. Athens International Airport, Greece (ATH)
4. Afonso Pena International Airport, Brazil (CWB)
5. Gdansk Lech Wałęsa Airport, Poland (GDN)
6. Sheremetyevo International Airport, Russia (SVO)
7. Changi Airport Singapore, Singapore (SIN)
8. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, India (HYD)
9. Tenerife North Airport, Spain (TFN)
10. Viracopos/Campinas International Airport, Brazil (VCP)
The 10 Worst Airports of 2019
123. London Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom (LGW)
124. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Canada (YTZ)
125. Porto Airport, Portugal (OPO)
126. Paris Orly Airport, France (ORY)
127. Manchester Airport, United Kingdom (MAN)
128. Malta International Airport, Malta (MLA)
129. Henri Coanda International Airport, Romania (OTP)
130. Eindhoven Airport, Netherlands (EIN)
131. Kuwait International Airport, Kuwait (KWI)
132. Lisbon Portela Airport, Portugal (LIS)
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