Worst Airport In The U.S. Has Been Named
Every year airports are ranked based on their ability to service customers. There are several factors to consider, but the key ones are:
- Timelines (whether or not flights are frequently delayed)
- Efficiency (does security and the TSA operate effectively)
- Amenities (how nice are the vendors and accommodations)
No U.S. airport finished higher than 34th on the list!
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was the crown jewel of the U.S. at that 34th position. If you have ever flown in or out of (ATL) you will understand why —it’s clean, efficient, and very timely with minimal delays. Weather in the area is generally pretty good as well and that plays a big factor in any airport ranking.
The Top 10 Best Airports Of 2019 According To AirHelp’s Data
AirHelp is the company that puts together the ranking data and here is what they have for the top 10:
The 10 Best Airports of 2019
1. Hamad International Airport, Qatar (DOH)
2. Tokyo International Airport, Japan (HND)
3. Athens International Airport, Greece (ATH)
4. Afonso Pena International Airport, Brazil (CWB)
5. Gdansk Lech Wałęsa Airport, Poland (GDN)
6. Sheremetyevo International Airport, Russia (SVO)
7. Changi Airport Singapore, Singapore (SIN)
8. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, India (HYD)
9. Tenerife North Airport, Spain (TFN)
10. Viracopos/Campinas International Airport, Brazil (VCP)
So Which Airport Is The Worst?
Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) —The New Jersey airport was ranked 116 out of 132… Any surprise?
A big part of the negative rankings comes from flight delays so with EWR being located in the North-East U.S. it is susceptible to frequent winter storms causing massive delays and even full shutdowns.
Overall U.S. airports didn’t rank very high across the board. What should we do about it?