The 19 worst airports in the world

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Your flying experience doesn’t just depend on what airline you’re flying with – but also what airport you’re flying from.

As well as ranking the best airlines in the world, flight compensation company AirHelp has named and shamed the worst airports in the world as part of its annual AirHelp Score.

AirHelp analysed quality of service, on-time performance, and online consumer sentiment to score 141 airports around the world out of 10.

Qatar’s Hamad International Airport came out on top as the best airport with an overall score of 8.77, a victory which is unsurprising when you consider it was built over a decade at the cost of $16 billion (£12 billion) – you can take a look around it here.

Meanwhile, lower in the rankings British airports did not fare well as three featured in the bottom 20.

Scroll down to see the 19 worst airports in the world, ranked by overall score from highest to lowest.


19. London Gatwick Airport (LGW), UK — 6.66.

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British Airways

18. Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN), Sweden — 6.62.

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Via Wikimedia Commons

17. Keflavík International Airport (KEF), Iceland — 6.61.

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16. Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), Canada — 6.59.

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REUTERS / Mark Blinch

= 14. John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice (KRK), Poland — 6.56.

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REUTERS / Kacper Pempel

= 14. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), France — 6.56.

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13. Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF), Germany — 6.48.

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12. Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME), Russia — 6.46.

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REUTERS / Tatyana Makeyeva

11. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), USA — 6.40.

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Wikimedia Commons

10. Eindhoven Airport (EIN), Netherlands — 6.39.

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Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

9. Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport, France (BOD) — 6.37.

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REUTERS / Regis Duvignau

8. Edinburgh Airport (EDI), UK — 6.29.

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REUTERS / Clodagh Kilcoyne

7. Boryspil International Airport (KBP), Ukraine — 6.03.

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REUTERS / Valentyn Ogirenko

6. Manchester Airport (MAN), UK — 5.95.

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REUTERS / Phil Noble

5. Stockholm Bromma Airport (BMA), Stockholm — 5.91

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REUTERS / Jessica Gow / TT News Agency

4. Paris Orly Airport (ORY), France — 5.83.

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3. Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS), France — 5.78.

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2. London Stansted Airport (STN), UK — 5.53.

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Thomson Reuters

1. Kuwait International Airport (KWI), Kuwait — 5.40.