An airport typically isn't a relaxing place to spend your time. However, there are several airports around the globe that actually create very relaxing and inviting environments. MyVoucherCodes recently took a look at the world's airports and came up with a ranking system for the best airports for relaxation.
Germany's Cologne Bonn Airport takes the top spot for relaxation based on eight factors (on-time performance, quality of service, passenger sentiment, Airhelp score, queue times rating, passenger numbers, lounge facilities and lounge cost). Cologne Bonn Airport earned 9.5 points out of 10 when it came to on-time performance. That's important because nothing kills relaxation like worrying about whether or not your flight is going to be delayed. Cologne Bonn also earned four points out of five for queue times, 8.2 points out of 10 for passenger sentiment and 7.8 points out of 10 for quality of service.
Kansai International Airport, Stuttgart Airport, Athens International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport round out the top five airports for relaxation. You may remember that Changi is routinely named the best overall airport in the world by industry insiders, publications and travelers.
San Francisco International Airport was found to be the most relaxing airport within the United States. However, San Francisco only came in at 31 out of the 81 airports on the list. New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport came in at 45. The list from MyVoucherCodes shows that airports in the United States aren't performing strongly when it comes to creating relaxing settings for travelers. Many hubs throughout Europe also land pretty low on the list. For instance, London's Heathrow Airport comes in at 51 on the list. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport lands at 70.