When it comes to airport design, personality has typically been forsaken for functionality. But with the average length of time needed to check-in and board a flight growing ever longer (thanks to enhanced security and greater numbers of flights), architects have thankfully woken up to the need for one or two uplifting touches to the terminals they design. Here are 10 of the most elegant airport interiors in the world.
Wellington International Airport (New Zealand) – “The Rock”
Barajas Airport, Madrid (Spain) – Terminal 4
John F. Kennedy Airport, New York City (USA) – TWA Flight Center (no longer in use, sadly)
Carrasco International Airport, Montevideo (Uruguay)
Sondika Airport, Bilbao (Spain)
Beijing International Airport – Terminal 3 (China)
Kansai International Airport, Osaka (Japan) See our top 10 free things to do in Osaka and Kyoto.
Marrakech Menara Airport (Morocco)
Changi Airport (Singapore)
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