Which airport makes You happiest?

Delicious food, good service, clean washrooms, a great architecture or an attractive decor make an airport look more or less pleasant. What makes You happy as a passenger during your stay at the airport? Where are Your priorities?

Happy from check-in to boarding

Traveling by plane is more common than ever before and the airports have become places we visit more and more often. It is no longer just a hub, it is the entrance hall to foreign countries. It receives us gently for our trip to vacation or for our business trip. The demands on airports and their offers are therefore growing steadily and competition is increasing. It is really important for passengers to be happy from check-in to boarding. Is it possible to measure happiness?

Smilies make it possible

HappyOrNot, the company from Finland, has done it. They have developed a feedback system with a smiley button. Did You notice the equipment already with the four buttons at the airports? They are obvious with their four red to green colored smilies.

Which airport makes people happiest?

The data for this is provided by HappyOrNot as follows [1]:

1. Exeter Airport, U.K. – 88.66%

2. = Cork Airport, Republic of Ireland – 88.45%

2. = Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (Rome), Italy – 88.45%

4. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, U.S.A. – 87.35%

5. Newcastle International Airport, U.K. – 87.05%

6. London Southend Airport, U.K. – 86.79%

7. Cardiff Airport, U.K. – 86.57%

8. Keflavik International Airport, Iceland – 86.35%

The result is based on data from November 2016 to November 2017, from airports that received more than 120,000 feedbacks at different checkpoints.


Now You know where to start Your next journey to be happy. ūüėČ

Leave me a comment, if You have airport recommendations! At which airport were You happy and at which less? Tell us your Airport Story


[1] https://www.happy-or-not.com/en/2017/12/worlds-happiest-airports/ (accessed on 26.12.17)

[2] Author of the cover picture: Joe Ravi (CC-BY-SA 3.0)

Flugzeuge aus dem 3D-Drucker

[:de]”See you in the future!”, mit diesen Worten beendet Bastian Schaefer, ein “Cabin and Cargo Innovation Manager” bei Airbus, seine eindrucksvolle TED-Rede [1] √ľber die zuk√ľnftige Gestaltung von Passagierflugzeugen. Um noch mehr Gewicht bei dessen Struktur einzusparen, werde die Formgebung an die von Knochen angelehnt. Die Idee scheine zwar auf den ersten Blick seltsam f√ľr Strukturexperten zu wirken, doch sei die Herstellung mittels 3D-Druck realisierbar und das Material so optimal genutzt.

Anhand eines Modells pr√§sentiert Schaefer eine m√∂gliche neue Flugzeugkonfiguration. Er zieht Vergleiche zwischen alten Herstellungsverfahren f√ľr Teile und unterstreicht den Vorteil von¬† Designkonzepten, die an die Bionik angelehnt sind.¬† Desweiteren geht er anhand von futuristischen Rederings auf m√∂gliche Konzepte f√ľr eine smarte Kabinengestaltung ein.




[1] “A 3D-printed jumbo jet?”,¬†TEDGlobal 2013 ¬∑ 05:58 ¬∑ Filmed Jun 2013

[2] Titelbild: http://www.airbus.com/galleries/photo-gallery/dg/idp/47912-the-future-by-airbus-vitalising-zone-panoramic-day/?share=1[:]