YVR ranked one of the best airports in the world for wellness

Mar 20 2019, 7:12 pm

Canada’s second largest airport has landed on yet another accolade.

A recently released ranking by travel booking website Netflights examined a selection of 25 of the world’s busiest airports to see how each airport fared when it comes to wellness amenities.

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Vancouver International Airport (YVR) ranked sixth overall, just behind Hong Kong International Airport and ahead of New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The only other Canadian airport that made the ranking was Toronto Pearson International Airport, which ranked ninth.

Frankfurt Airport ranked first, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, Dubai International Airport, and Singapore’s Changi Airport.

“Times are changing. If you think of airports as stress-inducing places filled with recycled air and convenience food, you might be surprised by how far many have come,” reads the ranking.

“And by that, we mean these airports are making active efforts to help passengers to be healthy and feel good – both physically and mentally.”

Wellness amenities analyzed include massage access and spas, meditation areas, gyms, yoga classes, relaxation space, fitness gyms, outdoor or green space, prayer rooms, and even a running track. Such amenities are ideal for passengers who have longer layovers while transferring through the airport.

The only wellness amenities YVR did not boast was massage access and a running track.

The best international airports for wellness in 2019

  1. Frankfurt Airport
  2. Schiphol Airport
  3. Dubai International Airport
  4. Singapore Changi Airport
  5. Hong Kong International Airport
  6. Vancouver International Airport
  7. NYC John F. Kennedy International Airport
  8. Tokyo Haneda Airport
  9. San Francisco International Airport
  10. Toronto Pearson International Airport
  11. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
  12. Chicago O’Hare International Airport
  13. Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport
  14. Las Vegas McCarran International Airport
  15. Auckland Airport
  16. Tokyo Narita International Airport
  17. Miami International Airport
  18. Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport
  19. Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport
  20. Melbourne Airport
  21. Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport
  22. Orland International Airport
  23. Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport
  24. London Gatwick Airport
  25. Los Angeles International Airport
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