The World’s 25 Best Airports for De-Stressing

The World’s 25 Best Airports for De-Stressing

In a study conducted by Netflights, 25 of the world’s busiest airports were compared and awarded points based on the quality of wellness facilities available (including everything from spas and meditation rooms, to running tracks), and ranked them in a best to worst order.

In 1st place came Germany’s Frankfurt Airport (FRA) with 21 points (out of 24) – although this is the world’s eighth busiest, the airport earned its points in part due to its designated quiet room, silent chairs (located throughout the facility, they have integrated speakers so passengers can play their own music), its massage services, and its two yoga rooms with instruction videos that can be used for free.

Below is the list with all 25 airports and the points awarded to each – the study notes that the ones on the bottom of this list are not ideal places for relaxation (especially Los Angeles International Airport, which received zero points):

  1. Frankfurt Airport, Germany (FRA) – 21 points
  2. Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam (AMS) – 20
  3. Dubai International Airport, UAE (DXB) – 19
  4. Changi Airport, Singapore (SIN) – 18
  5. Hong Kong International Airport, China (HKG) – 16
  6. Vancouver International Airport, Canada (YVR) – 15
  7. John F. Kennedy, International Airport, New York (JFK) – 15
  8. Haneda Airport, Japan (HND) – 14
  9. San Francisco International Airport, California (SFO) – 13
  10. Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada (YYZ) – 13
  11. Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand (BKK) – 13
  12. O’Hare International Airport, Chicago (ORD) – 12
  13. Indira Gandhi International Airport, India (DEL) – 12
  14. McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas (LAS) – 9
  15. Auckland Airport, New Zealand (AKL) – 9
  16. Narita International Airport, Japan (NRT) – 8
  17. Miami International Airport, Florida (MIA) – 7
  18. Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport, Australia (SYD) – 6
  19. Bandaranaike International Airport, Sri Lanka (CMB) – 6
  20. Melbourne Airport, Australia (MEL) – 6
  21. Ngurah Rai International Airport, Indonesia (DPS) – 5
  22. Orlando International Airport, Florida (MCO) – 4
  23. O. R. Tambo International Airport, South Africa (JNB) – 4
  24. London Gatwick, England (LGW) – 1
  25. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – 0

Source: netflights.com, “The best international airports for wellness.”