PowWowNow delved into research to find out which of the most frequented airports around the world are the best for remote working. They analysed factors such as Wi-Fi, on-time performance, passenger sentiment and number of lounges to see how busy those airports are and what setting they offer for those who need to work on the go.
The research reveals that Narita Int. in Tokyo and Suvarnabhumi Int. in Bangkok take the crown for offering the best setting to work remotely, whereas Leonardo Da Vinci Airport in Rome and London Heathrow are revealed as their top European counterparts.Looking at the airports’ on-time performance, it’s quite striking that three US airports are revealed amongst the top 5 in this category, namely George Bush Intercontinental, Seattle Tacoma Int. and Miami Int.
Seattle Tacoma, George Bush International and Miami International among top 5 airports for on-time performance
- PowWowNow study reveals the best airports around the globe for remote working, based on statistics for quality of service, passenger sentiment and Wi-Fi score
- Narita International in Tokyo and Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok top the charts as best airports for remote working
- Seattle Tacoma. George Bush Int. and Miami Int. revealed among top 5 airports for on-time performance
Leading web meeting provider PowWowNow carried out research to find out which airports around the world are the best for remote working.
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The research is based on data provided by AirHelp and LoungeBuddy, and looked at on-time performance, quality of service, passenger service, Wi-Fi score, as well as number of passengers and available lounges.
PowWowNow collated these statistics to make their overall index of the top 36 airports. They developed an overall score from 1 to 10 in order to rank the airports accordingly.
The data of this research reveals that Moscow Sheremetyevo takes the crown best on-time performance, followed closely by Tokyo Haneda. George Bush Intercontinental, Seattle Tacoma and Miami International however are also part of the top 5, proving that American airports have the best performance in this category.
The top 5 airports for on-time performance
Tokyo Narita and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi revealed as best airports for remote working
With an overall score of 7.4 out of 10, Tokyo Narita and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi take the crown for bests airports around the globe for remote working and are followed by Moscow Sheremetyevo and Singapore Changi Airport.
Tokyo Narita saw a passenger influx of 40,631,193, compared to 60,860,557 travellers in Bangkok across 2017. Considered the busiest airport in this list, Atlanta International, saw over 103,902,992 passengers arriving and departing in 2017, both airports prove therefore considerably less busy and easier to work from They also both offer free Wi-Fi and over 30 lounges – the best conditions for those who have to finish off work on the go.
Taking a look at their European counterparts, Leonardo da Vinci in Rome and London Heathrow were revealed as top airports for remote working in Europe. Heathrow houses 44 lounges – the highest number of work areas in any airport around the world.
The top 10 airports for remote working
Figure 1. The top ten airports around the world for remote working
London Gatwick voted least popular airport
This research also revealed the most and least popular airports in the world. Amongst all the top 36 best airports for remote working, London Gatwick stood out as least popular one with an overall score of 0.6 out of 10.
With a score of 0.9, Atlanta International ranks second and is therefore almost as unpopular as London Gatwick. Perhaps not surprisingly, the research reveals that these two locations are the worst airports to work remotely.
In comparison, Barcelona El Prat received an overall score of 8 out of 10, making it the most popular airport in this ranking.
Jason Downes, Managing Director at PowWowNow explains:
“More and more people have to travel for work, which is why it’s so important to be able to work on the go. This is even more apparent at airports, where most passengers wait a couple of hours for their flights, it makes sense to make use of that time to finish off work.
If you’re a constant business traveller, look out for the less busy airports which offer comfortable areas where you are able to work, with a free Wi-Fi connection and a good quality of service.”
Discover the full research here.