Many people say that your holiday starts at the airport. Rushing around to get there, checking you’ve still got your passport, and darting through security are all the stressful parts. But after that, it’s time to relax and wait for your flight.
General advice is to get to the airport at least two hours before take-off for a domestic flight, and three hours for an international flight. That should allow plenty of time to check out the plethora of restaurants, bars and lounges that every major airport has to offer.
If you’re planning your summer holiday or are already eagerly counting down the days until your flight, we’ve got good news for you. The team at online slots site Betway have put together the definitive list of the best airports for foodies.
We’ve listed some of the world’s busiest airports by annual passenger numbers, then researched how many restaurants there are in each airport, how many cuisines, the average Google review score for each of the restaurants and the number of Instagram tags at each airport. These factors were then given a weighting from 0–100, allowing the data to be ranked, including a restaurant per passenger score.
But which ones are worth an early visit?
Wowing travellers from all over the globe with multiple international cuisines, Singapore Changi Airport tops the list as the world’s best airport for foodies.
With almost 200 restaurants spanning 64 different cuisines to choose from, there’s a good chance that Singapore Changi has something for everyone. An average Google review rating of 3.8 stars shows that the vast majority of those restaurants are worth your money. Cuisines include almost everything you can think of, including Japanese, Korean, Italian, and French restaurants.
Singapore is a popular stop for layovers, so flyers with a long wait will be pleased to know that they can taste all the wonders of the world.
The world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport takes second place on the list. The airport served 93,699,630 passengers in 2022, each of them being able to choose from a huge 38 cuisines. Picky eaters should have no problems here.
The team at Betway listed 48 of the busiest airports in the world (excluding airports in China*) by annual passenger numbers, then researched how many restaurants there are in each airport, how many cuisines, the average Google review score for each of the restaurants and the number of Instagram tags at each airport. These factors were then given a weighting from 0–100, allowing the data to be ranked.
Data correct as of 19th May 2023.
*Chinese airports were excluded as restaurants can’t be reviewed on Google.