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If you have traveled by plane this summer, then you already know that this year is a record year for flying. Millions of passengers are taking to the skies and finally embarking on that vacation that has been postponed for the last few years, and who can blame them?
However, more people flying means more crowded airports, and most travelers know that the airport experience can be the worst part of any trip.
So, to determine the airports around the world that are best for keeping people happy right now, the popular aviation crew website cabin crew headquarters has determined the top spots based on many factors including timeliness, shopper experience, economic value, restaurant availability, and other factors.
These 8 airports are some of the best in the world, according to
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1. Tokyo Haneda International Airport (HND)
As Japan’s busiest airport, Haneda wins points over Tokyo’s other airport, Narita, due in part to its close location to the city. Just 23 kilometers from bustling Tokyo, Haneda is a beautifully designed space with many amenities, the interior of which replicates an old Japanese shopping street.
With more than 150 dining options and 170 shops, spending time in Haneda is a pleasurable experience.
2. Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
As one of the busiest airports in the world, Atlanta is constantly improving its services to help keep the nearly 100 million passengers who pass through it happy each year.
While parking fees are high here, the high percentage of on-time flights and plenty of shops and restaurants help keep travelers happy.
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3. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
This major US hub is a busy place, serving almost 70 million people in 2022 alone. O’Hare is much busier than Chicago’s smaller Midway Airport and has quick links into the city and plenty of restaurants and shops to keep you busy while you wait for whatever remote destination you connect to.
4. Benito Juárez International Airport of Mexico City (MEX)
Mexico City’s main airport is located very close to the city, which means that if you don’t run into too much traffic, getting into the city can be a piece of cake. Once you’ve arrived, the airport itself has more than 220 shops for you to pick up those last-minute souvenirs and nearly 200 places to eat and drink while you wait.
5. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
Another US airport that ranks as one of the busiest in the world, Dallas Fort Worth saw around 73 million travelers pass through its terminals last year alone. As a major hub for American Airlines, DFW serves as a primary transit point for flights to Western Europe as well as destinations throughout the Pacific.
The airport has a high parking fee, but the nearly 100 dining and shopping options help make up for that.
6. Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
The Houston airport serves as the hub for United Airlines and, with five runways and nearly 10,000 acres, is one of the largest in the country. Located just over 20 miles from downtown Houston, the airport keeps travelers happy with more than 100 shops and restaurants and also a high on-time rating for its flights.
7. Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)
Serving almost 60 million travelers in 2022, New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport is one of the busiest in the world. DEL is also the second busiest airport in the world in terms of seat capacity, with nearly 4 million seats available.
Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport has also been ranked as the busiest airport in Asia in terms of passenger traffic, and its close location to the bustling city of New Delhi also helps it score points.
8. Denver International Airport (DIA)
With a relatively lower per day parking fee and plenty of shopping and dining options, Denver Airport keeps travelers happy enough while waiting for their flights.
While the city can be known for some bumpy landings and departures due to the surrounding mountains, the airport is a reliable option for those coming to the area.
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