Top 5 Airports For Business Travellers
When you fly in and out of airports for work, they can all just blend into one.
And if a layover is an opportunity to rest, work or switch off, not all airports are created equal.
Free WiFi, lounge access, dining options, leisure activities and even shopping – the amenities of an airport are paramount to your experience and productivity.
Using data from Flight Centre Australia’s top 15 airports* and our top business destinations to travel to in 2020, we’ve discovered five of the top airports to fly into, based on attributes like free Wi-Fi, lounge access and design.
*Used by FC customers, according to their ticket purchases and based on adult tickets departing in 2018.
Coming in as number one on the list of top airports used by Flight Centre’s leisure travellers, Singapore’s Changi Airport is also in the top five (#4 in 2020) for business travellers. It’s also been voted as Skytrax’s best airport every year for the last seven years and for good reason. In fact, the sprawling four-terminal airport is so well equipped with amenities and activities, it’s a destination in itself.
- Free Wi-Fi in public and transit lounges plus 100 internet stations.
- Transit lounges (pay-per-use, airline and airport operated), free-to-use rest areas and transit hotels.
- Shower and spa services
- Swimming pool with jacuzzi
- Leisure activities: Butterfly, Sunflower and Cactus gardens; shopping, gourmet and local food stalls plus kids play areas and activities.
- Baggage storage
- Charging points
- Local SIM card purchase
A popular stopover destination for Australians transiting to Europe or the UK, the city of Dubai is number seven for top business travel destinations in 2020. As the host for World Expo 2020, the city is preparing to showcase its vision to millions of tourists and travellers.
The Dubai International airport, one of the busiest in the world, is brimming with features ideal for business travellers:
- Unlimited, free high-speed Wi-Fi
- 5-star Dubai International Hotel including a business centre
- Gourmet dining options
- Executive and transit lounges
- Showers, spa facilities and a health club
- Currency exchange
- Baggage storage
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The seventh busiest airport in the world, Heathrow International Airport is full of great amenities for travellers of all kind. Whichever terminal you're in, you'll find great cafes and bars, or you can choose the comfort of various lounges (both airline and independent) for working on the go.
- Free high-speed WiFi throughout the airport
- Meeting rooms and a postal service (Level1, Terminal 3)
- Charging stations in all terminals
- A selection of lounges, hotels and spas including shower facilities. There's also a hairdresser in Terminal 5 in case you need a last minute freshen up.
- 24 dining options
- Rest and relaxation room
- Currency exchange
- Baggage services
4. Los Angeles
As the gateway to the US for Australian travellers, LAX is both one of the world’s busiest airports for both business and leisure travellers. With a raft of recent upgrades and new features, business travellers will find themselves well equipped, whatever their destination. Most travellers will find themselves going the Tom Bradley International or Terminal B, which has had a number of recent upgrades.
Here are the top amenities of Los Angeles International Airport:
- Free WiFi available in all departure level lounges and in baggage claim
- First and business class lounges
- Premier dining and shopping
- Currency exchange and sim card sales
- On the go and a la carte dining options (terminal dependent)
- US Postal Service
5. Hong Kong
A business traveller and tourist hub, Hong Kong Airport International Airport sits at number five on the most used airport by Flight Centre’s customers.
- Free WiFi is available at most public areas in the terminals. If you're travelling sans devices, you can also access the internet via one of 94 desktop computers over 36 locations on the Departures Level of Terminal 1 and the Midfield Concourse.
- Pay-in and corporate lounges
- Conveyance of documents, printing photocopying and scanning services
- Leisure activities, entertainment and
- Baggage storage and delivery