The most comfortable airport in the world
• the world's most comfortable airport
I visit almost two hundred airports in the world on all continents, but never myself felt so at home as here! Few people manage to make the airport really home, but Estonians succeeded one hundred percent! Over the last few years Tallinn Airport consistently in the top ten airports in the world and Europe, and even the best in the ranking of "Sleeping in Airports"! And it's not a major transit hub, not the base of a major airline, it's just a small metropolitan airport is one of the Baltic republics to the traffic of 2 million passengers per year.
Airport - is the air gate of the country, begins with it to know it. I started with delight! There is a feeling that you are in a comfortable communal apartment and moving from one departure gate to another, simply go to visit their neighbors.
But see for yourself ...
The airport of Tallinn is one runway length of 3070 meters. The airport serves mostly small aircraft such as the Boeing 737-300 / 500 and Airbus A320, but is also able to handle larger ships such as the Boeing 747. The largest aircraft that landed at Tallinn Airport was the plane airline Volga-Dnepr AN-124 in April 2009. From the winter of 2007 a large-scale restructuring of the passenger terminal was carried out by the summer of 2008. March 29, 2009, on the 80th anniversary of the Estonian President Lennart Meri's birth (1929-2006), Tallinn Airport was named after him.
C in November 2015 due to bankruptcy stopped flights Estonian Air. At the moment, the base carrier is a new airline Nordica. They have elegant livery with stekozoy!
Nordica registration area:
But my family and I flew this time Lufthansa.
For Business Class passengers and holders of Gold-level maps and above have fast-track:
In a clean area with armchairs upholstered, not skin. Without armrests. Stylish, bright, practical! What else you need at the airport ?!
The terminal is very small, so there is no division into shopping areas, food courts, etc. In one terminal, under one roof, very organically mix all -.. And shops and nice little cafes and restaurants, with some of them is still and the gate.
Here, for example, is not only a library, a coffee shop, it is also one on board the aircraft output.
Everywhere carpet - is a sign of good taste. This I have seen only in Singapore, New Delhi and Seoul.
Of course this approach home provides plenty of marketing opportunities for branding departure gates.
#VisitEstonia and its gate:
Ferry and hotel operator in the Baltic States - Tallink
Skype - a native of Estonia and for business cards wall:
Nowhere else I have not seen such a combination of organic cafes, cozy sofas and then the door to the teletrap.
Branding baggage belts.
And the toilets have fun! An inscription above urinal:
A reminder of what you need to fasten your pants on the door at the exit:
And infographics on how to tie a tie. Actually I collect interesting toilets would need somehow to release a post about it.
Business Hall Tallinn Airport on the second floor, the same comfort as the rest of the airport.
But, more importantly, it has an outdoor terrace with views of the apron!
It goes without saying that you can take pictures of everything and everywhere.
Here is such an airport!
Estonia - positevely surprising. It is a fact, pleasantly surprised where absolutely did not expect this.
I visited Tallinn and Tartu on the weekend with the family, the next time will tell what interesting here for children of all ages ... even if the children thirty!
And we flew!