World’s most luxurious airports: Revealed


Dubai International Airport offers the most luxurious experience for passengers, but there’s one Australian airport to make the top five, according to data from travel insurance provider, AllClear.
Sydney International Airport. Image source: Getty Images

Across the globe, the most luxurious airports feature indoor gardens, swimming pools, Michelin-star restaurants and even gold courses. After analysing 1,800 airports and scoring them on their most luxurious amenities like lounges, designer shopping options, nearby high-end airports, and whether they offered champagne and caviar options, travel insurance provider AllClear has named its top 15.

In top spot is Dubai International Airport thanks to its premium lounges, high-end shopping and gourmet dining, and well as its art exhibitions, zen gardens and health clubs.

Just one point behind, London Heathrow Airport is the next-most luxurious airport, with luxury bar options and relaxing amenities. Hamad International Airport and Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport follow, and one Australian airport rounds out the top five: Sydney International Airport, with a luxury score of 61/100 (tied with Singapore Changi Airport).

Dubai International Airport. Image source: Getty Images

“Reaching the airport can be a thrilling time, signalling that you’re about to embark on an exciting adventure,” Letitia Smith, head of communications at AllClear, said.

“Using the data points from our comprehensive index, we’ve identified airports around the world which offer the most comfortable, luxurious experience for travellers jetting off on international journeys. A distinction which can transform your travel experience, ensuring you start your holiday feeling fresh, rather than wanting to rest as soon as you reach your hotel.”

The top 15 most luxurious airports
RankAirportCountryTotal luxury score/100
1Dubai International AirportUnited Arab Emirates 83
2London Heathrow AirportUnited Kingdom 82
3Hamad International AirportQatar 73
4Paris Charles de Gaulle AirportFrance66
=5Sydney International AirportAustralia61
=5Singapore Changi AirportSingapore61
7Suvarnabhumi International 
=8Hong Kong International Airport Chine52
=8Frankfurt Airport Germany52
10Narita International Airport Japan49
11New York John F. Kennedy International Airport USA48
=12Incheon International AirportSouth Korea45
=12Munich Airport Germany45
14Zurich Airport Switzerland44
15Tokyo Haneda International Airport Japan42
Data source: AllClear

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