PHOTO: Inside of Germany’s Cologne Bonn Airport. (photo via Marina113/iStock Editorial/Getty Images Plus)
Germany’s Cologne Bonn Airport boasts the distinction of being the world’s most relaxing airport, according to new research by MyVoucherCodes.
The U.K.-based discount deal website recently analyzed more than 80 of the world’s busiest airports, reviewing factors such as queue time rating, lounge costs, on-time performance and passenger numbers, among others.
Cologne Bonn Airport earned an impressive 9.5 out of 10 for on-time performance, a four out of five for queue times rating and 8.2 out of 10 in passenger sentiment. The airport was also recognized for its quality of service, receiving 7.8 out of 10.
Japan’s Kansai International Airport, Stuttgart Airport in Germany, Athens International Airport and the ever-expanding Singapore Changi Airport round out the top five most relaxing airports in the world.
Helsinki Airport, Zurich Airport, Qatar’s Hamad International Airport, Brasilia International Airport in Brazil and India’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport also ranked inside the top 10 for most relaxing.
San Francisco International Airport is the most relaxing in the U.S., according to MyVoucherCodes’ research, checking in at number 31 on the list of 81 airports. Meanwhile, New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport ranks 45th, followed by Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (46th), Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport (47th) and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston (48th).
Los Angeles International Airport (52nd), Miami International Airport (59th), Denver International Airport (60th), Boston’s Logan International Airport (63rd), Orlando International Airport (69th) and Newark Liberty International Airport (75th) all rank among the 30 least relaxing airports worldwide.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the country’s two busiest airports, Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport came in third to last and second to last, respectively. Only London Stansted Airport fares worse for relaxation.
Click here to view the complete list of the world’s most and least relaxing airports and to see how each fare in every key category.