A new international survey based on passenger ratings has shown that Ireland’s Dublin Airport is one of the top ten airports in the world in 2016.
According to users of the travel website eDreams, Dublin Airport was the tenth best airport in the world last year.
Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison said: “We are delighted to have been named one of the world’s best ten airports in this new international study.
“We strive to offer our every one of our 28 million passengers the best possible experience when using Dublin Airport.
“This result is a huge recognition of the daily efforts of all of our employees to make each passenger’s journey as smooth and as pleasant as possible.”
During the same period, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in Finland was awarded the world’s best airport title, while Germany’s Berlin Schönefeld Airport was claimed to be the worst airport in 2016.
The airport rankings are based on the results of the survey, which was conducted on more than 65,000 passengers travelling to and from the airports.
The passenger reviews are based on overall airport quality, waiting areas, shopping, and restaurants at the airports worldwide.
eDreams calculated the airport rankings out of five after analysing the airport reviews and focusing on the major areas of overall quality, which include waiting areas, retail facilities, and food and beverage outlets at the airports.
Dublin Airport recently won an Airports Council International (ACI) World Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award, which named it the third best airport in Europe.
In 2016, passenger traffic at Dublin Airport increased by 11% to 27.9 million travellers passing through its gates.
Image: Dublin Airport in Ireland. Photo: courtesy of Dublin Airport.