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The light-filled main entrance of Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport.
Air travel

The ‘world’s worst airport’ fails to live up to its reputation

Having discovered Lisbon was ranked the world’s worst airport last year, I brace for hell. The reality couldn’t have been more different.

  • by Michael Fowler
Newark Airport is actually in the state of New Jersey.
New York

New York’s most underwhelming airport is actually in another state

One of three NYC-area airports is not in the state of New York, but there’s room for improvement at this New Jersey airport.

  • by Kristie Kellahan
Christchurch Airport seen from air side.

This unassuming NZ airport has plenty of surprises

While light on shopping and food options post-security, New Zealand’s second-largest airport is friendly and bright.

  • by Julie Miller
Light-filled and spacious – Calgary Airport’s check-in hall.

This airport is light, bright and a little boring

Calgary International is a spacious and clean airport with cheery staff but with limited entertainment, shopping and dining options.

  • by Lindy Alexander
Malta International Airport

Airport review: A stress-free and generally splendid experience

A lush exterior, complete absence of lines and cosy singular terminal keep the blood pressure at record lows.

  • by Michael Fowler
On the ground in Queenstown, New Zealand, with The Remarkables Range in the background.

This is how every regional airport should be

The sleek, low-rise terminal sits in humble deference to The Remarkables mountain range that towers above it.

  • by Rob McFarland
Inside Hamburg Airport – mostly drab and grey.

This 112-year-old airport hub is an uninspiring monolith

One of the world’s oldest airports, Hamburg hasn’t been updated to reflect the city’s trendy, upscale vibe.

  • by Michael Fowler
Clean lines – check-in for British Airways at the revamped JFK Terminal 8.
New York

One of America’s most dreaded airports has been transformed

After a $600 million upgrade, departing from JFK’s Terminal 8 in New York is a significantly more enjoyable experience than previously.

  • by Rob McFarland
The vast new terminal area at Nadi Airport.

Pacific paradise makes for a seamless stop on the way to North America

Fiji’s largest airport underwent a complete renovation unveiled in 2018, including major airside extensions and a vast new departures hall.

  • by Sheriden Rhodes
Bogota El Dorado Airport in Colombia; shining like gold in the sunset.

Burgers and free vaccines: Inside South America’s busiest airport

Renovated about a decade ago, the Colombian capital’s only terminal is disarmingly tranquil.

  • by Michael Fowler