In particular, Monocle praises the airport for “its human scale of the airport, its outstanding wayfinding, sensible shopping and good network of destinations”. Monocle also named Helsinki-Vantaa Airport as the best airport in 2009.
Helsinki-Vantaa has also received recognition from other sources. In 2010 it was chosen as the best airport in Northern Europe in the authoritative Skytrax survey, and in 2009 its baggage delivery was selected as the best in the world.
Monocle has a focus on international matters, culture and business. Its annual Travel Top 50 selects the best travel industry offerings from all over the world. These range from best airports, hotels and airlines to the most charming restaurants and cafes.
Sources: Monocle magazine, Helsingin Sanomat