World's best and worst airports for 2016

Published: October 21, 2016

The best airport terminals make traveling even more fun, while the worst airports can be your worst nightmare.

To help us determine which airports to choose and the time for layover, every year, “Sleeping in Airports” conducts a survey asking travelers to rate their airport experiences based on the services and facilities available within the terminal, cleanliness, customer service, comfort and their overall airport experience.

Islamabad airport ranked 9th worst in the world

This year, Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia (JED), has been named as the worst airport in the world while the best one is Singapore Changi International Airport, Singapore (SIN).

Here’s a look at the full list of the world’s worst airports:

1. Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia (JED)

2. Juba International Airport, South Sudan (JUB)

3. Port Harcourt International Airport, Nigeria (PHC)

4. Tashkent International Airport, Uzbekistan (TAS)

5. Santorini Thira National Airport, Greece (JTR)

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6. Chania International Airport, Greece (CHQ)

7. Crete Heraklion International Airport, Greece (HER)

8. Caracas Simón Bolívar International Airport, Venezuela (CCS)

9. London Luton International Airport, England (LTN)

10. Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal (KTM)

The best airports in the world are:

1. Singapore Changi International Airport, Singapore (SIN)

2. Seoul Incheon International Airport, South Korea (ICN

3. Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Japan (HND)

4. Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan (TPE)

5. Munich International Airport, Germany (MUC)

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6. Osaka Kansai International Airport, Japan (KIX)

7. Vancouver International Airport, Canada (YVR)

8. Helsinki Airport, Finland (HEL)

9. Tallinn International Airport, Estonia (TLL)

10. Zurich Kloten International Airport, Switzerland (ZRH)

The Benazir Bhutto International airport in Islamabad is no longer among the worst airports in the world, according to a new survey.

Islamabad airport has been in the list of the ’10 worst airports in the World’ since 2012, In 2012, it was ranked as the third worst airport, in 2013 it ranked fourth and in 2014 it was categorised as the “worst airport in the world”. Last year, it ranked on number nine, however, this year’s ranking does not include the capital’s airport in the list.

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  • citizen26
    Oct 21, 2016 - 3:41PM

    May be world has seen worse airports than Benazir airportRecommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Oct 21, 2016 - 8:27PM

    No, they just got sick and tired of perennially conferring that ‘honor’ on Islamabad and wanted some other airports to share in all the fun !Recommend

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