Dublin Airport named one of world's Top 10 airports
Dublin Airport ranks as one of the best on the planet, according to a new survey of 65,000 passenger reviews.
The international survey, conducted by online travel agency eDreams, saw Dublin Airport ranked tenth best in the world by international travellers.
Helsinki-Vantaa topped the poll in a survey asking travellers about the overall quality of airports, as well as their shops, restaurants and waiting areas.
World's 10 Best Airports
7. Bangkok International
8. Tel Aviv Ben Gurion
9. Oslo Gardermoen
Dublin received a ranking of 4.04/5 (Helsinki's was 4.3/5).
"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,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison, welcoming the news.
Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport jumped 11pc to a record 27.9 million last year. Figures are already up 6pc for the first two months of 2017.
The airport has introduced a wave of upgrades in recent years, including a luxury US Preclearance lounge (T2), a new 'Marquette' food court (T1), self-service bag drop machines and a €10 million revamp of Terminal 1's facade and Arrivals Hall.
The eDreams survey, based on opinions submitted in 2016, also named the world's 10 worst airports. Berlin Schönefeld tops a rather less enviable list.
World's 10 Worst Airports
1. Berlin Schönefeld
2. London Luton
3. New York La Guardia
4. New York JFK
5. Brussels South Charleroi
6. Lima Chavez International
7. Rome Ciampino
8. Berlin Tegel
9. Paris CDG
10. Paris Orly
The full survey results are at edreams.com/best-airports.