According to the airport guide, Sleeping in Airports, Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is the sixth best airport in Europe, based on the overall experience determined by travellers who had taken the site’s 2019 airport survey.
In the annual survey, the guide asked travellers to rate airports worldwide based on their overall airport experience. People ranked their experiences on comfort; services, facilities and things to do; food options; immigration and security; customer service; cleanliness; navigation and ease of transit; and sleepability.
“Top airports have a lot in common: plenty of seating, rest areas, a good amount of food options, helpful staff and efficient check-in, and security procedures. Some airports go above-and-beyond with perks like in-terminal movie theatres and gardens,” the guide said.
“The best thing about each of these airports is their willingness to improve on already top-notch facilities. Many airports are renovating their terminals, and some are getting more innovative, with the aim of making the airport a destination in itself.”
Tallinn Airport came sixth in the 2019 survey – three places lower than in 2017.
Helsinki Airport in Finland, Estonia’s northern neighbour, took the top spot in Europe and Singapore’s Changi International was crowned the overall winner globally.
Top 10 best airports in Europe, based on overall airport experience as determined by voters on Sleeping in Airports 2019 airport survey:
- Helsinki (HEL)
- Munich (MUC)
- Amsterdam (AMS)
- Zurich (ZRH)
- Prague (PRG)
- Tallinn (TLL)
- Porto (OPO)
- Shannon (SNN)
- Oslo Gardermoen (OSL)
- Athens (ATH)
- Vienna (VIE)
- Copenhagen (CPH)
- Warsaw Chopin (WAW)
- Madrid Barajas (MAD)
- Istanbul (opened 2019) (IST)
Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is the largest airport in Estonia and serves as a hub for the national airline Nordica, as well as the secondary hub for the Latvian airline, AirBaltic, and LOT Polish Airlines. It currently serves almost three million passengers per year.
Images courtesy of Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport.