The best and worst airports in the UK are named in a new study, with Glasgow Airport taking the top stage position and earning London Stansted last place.
The ranking was produced by flight tips site The Points Guy UK in an inaugural annual report following a & # 39; comprehensive review & # 39; of & # 39; the biggest 20 airports in & # 39; t United Kingdom.
Heathrow Airport comes second, with George Best Belfast City Airport in third place, Newcastle Airport fourth and Edinburgh Airport fifth.
Glasgow Airport takes the top stage position in & # 39; Points Guy UK ranking
Heathrow Airport comes second overall and top in category amenities
Each airport received a score of 100, with the rating consisting of three criteria – facilities, commute and flight on time. Each criterion was given an equal weight.
London Stansted had a bottom-three result for flight delays – an average of 23 minutes a year – and last to commute time.
The Points Guy UK said: & # 39; By branding themselves as a London airport, they got the same commute from the Trafalgar Square city center that was also assigned to Heathrow and London City. And so Stansted, along with the two other "London" airports, Luton and Southend, were all hit with poor commuting results and all three found themselves in the bottom five for commuting. & # 39;
George Best Belfast City Airport, which tops into two categories – commute and time
London Stansted has been named The UK's worst airport by The Points Guy UK
The site said the Stansted commute on public transport from Trafalgar Square was 74 minutes and 75 minutes before driving.
In a video report to guide the study, Nicky Kelvin, director of content at The Points Guy UK, takes viewers on a trip with him from Trafalgar Square to Stansted and then to Glasgow Airport.
He describes the journey as a & # 39; schlep & # 39; and & # 39; segmented & # 39; – and is & # 39; surprised & # 39; at the £ 19 Stansted Express train service from Tottenham Hale. Oyster cards don't work, he explained, and you can't go in and out with a bank card & # 39; touch.
The Points Guy UK also points out that & # 39; rideshare and parking costs were also relatively astronomical at £ 62 and £ 63 & # 39; respectively.
Nicky Kelvin, director of content at The Points Guy UK, takes viewers on a trip with him from Trafalgar Square to Stansted (pictured) and then to Glasgow Airport
Nicky says he enjoys spending time in Stansted's Escape Lounge (pictured)
The Full Points Guy UK Airport Ranking, which ranked Britain's 20 largest airports in order from best to worst
At the airport, Nicky says it's a & # 39; mixed bag & # 39; is, with 20 restaurants on offer (& # 39; plenty & # 39;) and lots of airplanes, but only one lounge, no spas & no kids areas.
He visits the Escape Lounge during a quiet period and enjoys & # 39; experience, but warns that it probably wouldn't be so great when busy.
Nicky then gets a coach to his gate for a flight to the top-rated Glasgow, but assesses the transfer process, describing it as & # 39; a mess, too confusing & # 39 ;.
The director of content is much more content north.
He approves the £ 13.80 return service for Glasgow center express bus service, which he says is fast – in just 15 minutes – luxury, and generally & # 39; fantastic & # 39;
& # 39; Not only is it cheap and fast, it's also incredibly comfortable, & # 39; he says. And the travel expert is most impressed with the wireless phone charging ports on & # 39; tables.
At the airport, he is enthusiastic about the range of food options at the food court and is also taken along with the mini-spa and the four lounge. One of these will be the & # 39; Upper Deck Lounge & # 39; mentioned, that you can pay to enter.
What's more, he says, it has one of the lowest average latency times of just 14 minutes over a half year.
Nicky is impressed with Glasgow Airport. He is pictured here at his mini-spa
Nicky on & # 39; e & # 39; fantastic & # 39; express bus service from Glasgow Airport
The Points Guy added that parking costs were also significantly cheaper than other airports, coming in at £ 15. The highest parking fee for reference, it said, was London City at £ 79.
Nicky concluded: 'With a solid score across both commute and time categories, Glasgow Airport stands out as our champion. Heathrow, silver took, was head and shoulders above the rest when it came to amenities, with an abundance of lounges, spas and restaurants – but this wasn't enough to carry his particularly low commute score. & # 39;
The Points Guy UK added: & # 39; A special mention should go to George Best Belfast City Airport, which tops into two categories – commute and time – but unfortunately a poor supply score, due to few dining options & lounge and the lack of spa and area for kids, meant that it & # 39; s generally just grabbed the bronze medal. & # 39;
In response to & # 39; results of & # 39; In a survey, a Stansted spokeswoman in London said: & # 39; Millions of people travel to London Stansted each year from our North and East London nuclear facility, using & # 39; Convenient and affordable travel options that do not mean that we have the highest proportion of passengers using public transport from any UK airport. A million-million-pound improvement program has also resulted in record satisfaction scores among our passengers, including the choice and quality of shopping and restaurant options, with revenues from these that helped us keep our aviation costs among the lowest in the country to keep.
& # 39; Significant investments by the airport and our air partners have also helped ensure that we & # 39; have been one of Europe's best performing airports in the past 12 months for on-time performance, in & # 39; t especially during the busy summer break. & # 39;
A Glasgow Airport spokeswoman said: & # 39; To receive such a positive response from The Points Guy UK is welcome news and most importantly, it is in line with the positive feedback we & # 39; ve received from & # 39; there are millions of people we welcome every year through our doors.
& # 39; Our passengers are at the heart of everything we do and providing them with a first class customer experience remains a key priority for everyone at Glasgow Airport. & # 39;
Heathrow Airport comes on top of & # 39; s facilities ranking
POINTS GUY UK rating system
The points Guy UK said: 'This report collected countless hours of research and used data from the & # 39; Civil Aviation Authority, as well as data collected directly from & # 39; e airports, local public transport and taxi companies, rideshare apps and ExpertFlyer. An average was then reached per section to produce the scores and TPG UK's final ranking revealed the best and worst airports in the & # 39; United Kingdom. & # 39;
This section covers the ratio of restaurants to passengers, the ratio of lounges to passengers, the ratio of spas to passengers, the ratio of children's areas to passengers and the ratio of jet bridges to flight movements.
This section includes the following to the city center – driving time, public transport time, driving share and public transportation costs, plus parking fees.
This section covers minimum connecting time between flights, delays (percentage of flights 0-15 minutes delay and an average total delay on flights), the presence of E-Gates in passport control and cancellations.
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