THE WORST AIRPORTS IN THE WORLD
BY ANDERS FALKIRK, METRO NEWSPAPER, Stockholm-Sweden. Monday 28 April, 2008
Six Scary examples from Newark to Delhi
The METRO newspaper made a list of the 6 worst airports around the world.
HEATHROW TERMINAL 5: WORST FOR BAGGAGE HANDLING
Since the inauguration at the end of March 2008, Terminal 5 had set a new record for dysfunctionality. Nothing is working and baggage handling is the worst of all the unpalatable situations. Imagine sending 19 000 bags and luggage to Milano for sorting!!!
THE MOST AWFUL/HORRIBLE LANDING: GIBRALTAR AIRPORT, GILBRATAR
Very short runway for landing
THE MOST CHAOTIC AIRPORT: INDIRA GANDHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, NEW DELHI
This terminal stinks! Poor hygiene and extremely jam-packed. It reminds you of an iron-smelting company of the 1800 centuries.
THE MOST “UN-NICE” AIRPORT IN THE WORLD-NEWARK INTERNATIONAL, NEW JERSEY
The passport control here is terrible. The passport and immigration workers do not smile. They are just not nice to you. Don’t stand on the wrong queue at this airport!
THE MOST HAPHAZARD AIRPORT IN THE WORLD (BAD STRUCTURAL PLANNING)-CHARLES DE GAULLE, PARIS
The signs at this airport will eventually get you lost. They are confusing. The food is expensive and it takes a day’s journey to walk from one terminal to the next.
THE AIRPORT WITH THE WORST TAX-FREE SHOPS- ARLANDA, STOCKHOLM
There are very few shops at Arlanda airport. Even SEVERAL local airports are better than ARLANDA in terms of shops and shopping comfort.