The Best Airports in Europe

August 11, 2015  //  Posted by: admin  //  Category: Europe, Flights

Europe continuously sees a growth of visitors on an annual basis, and with rising travel expectations and increasing passenger traffic, airports are going above and beyond to keep travelers happy. The continent is home to a host of impressive airports, and below are the aviation hubs that rank among the best.

Munich Airport (MUC)

Kids games at Munich airportSkytrax has once again named Munich Airport as the number one airport in Europe, beating Germany’s busiest airport in Frankfurt. Skytrax descrives MUC as an “airy, glass-heavy architecture,” which has a nearby park that features historic aircraft, as well as mini golf on site for any traveler’s who have time to kill. Many of its passengers have remarked on how kid-friendly its facilities are that make it the perfect airport for young families. The visitor’s park has a newly installed Kids’ Tower that’s six feet tall; the park has recently been redesign and now includes a slew of themed playgrounds. Little ones will also enjoy the Play Corners spread across the airport, which will help pass time until flights.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

heathrow airport family entertainmentHeathrow Airport is located west of London, and is the third busiest airport in the world . Seven years ago, Terminal 5 was opened to the public and has since been named the best airport terminal in the world. Besides the amazing boutiques and celebrity chef-owned restaurants, Heathrow often organizes events for passengers with long layovers and flight delays. For the airport’s 150th anniversary, a series of Alice in Wonderland-themed events are available for the whole family, where kids can meet the characters or engage in an arts and crafts session.

Helsinki Airport (HEL)

facilities at Helsinki airportLocated just 20 km north of the capital, Helsinki Airport has a vast range of amenities that both entertain and destress passengers, from the Sibelius Exhibition and Finnish Aviation Museum to the scenic terrace overlooking the runways. One of the most notable features of the airport is the yoga space Kainuu, open to all travelers. Decorated with forest murals and stone accents to promote ultimate relaxation, Kainuu has an open floor plan with mats available for passengers to unwind or simply stretch on the woodsy green carpet, mimicking a mossy forest floor. Yoga and pilates classes are offered from time to time.