Ben Gurion Airport Gets Top Ratings from Travelers

Ben-Gurion Airport. (Reuters)
The departures gate in Ben Gurion Airport. (Reuters)

Ben Gurion airport is the sixth best in the world, according to a survey by Travel and Leisure magazine, considered the premier publication for the travel industry. Ben Gurion received a score of 78 out of 100 for its facilities, ease of use, and especially security.

According to the magazine, “the best airports in the world are as efficient as they are engaging,” and “have a history of incorporating smart tech to make the lives of travelers easier, as well as staggering architecture that helps the airport seem like a destination in its own right.”

Ben Gurion placed sixth in the international airport category of the magazine’s World’s Best Awards survey, which asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise lines, spas, airlines and more.

In December, Ben Gurion airport came in fourth place for Readers Choice Award for Best International Airports by Condé Nast Traveler. Ben Gurion ranked high for security, convenience, and even amenities; according to the magazine’s readers, Ben Gurion’s “highest score was for easy access from downtown Tel Aviv, nine miles to the north west. Known primarily for being one of the world’s most secure airports, 15 million passengers passed through here in 2014 and it has consistently won awards for best airport in the Middle East.”