Luxembourg Airport in Findel has ranked first in the fastest airport to exit for international travellers.
The study, completed by a German chauffeur company Blacklane, reviewed data from hundreds of flights around the world to determine the total time it took from the moment passengers left aircraft, cleared immigration and customs and picked up their bags, until they could reach a chauffeured vehicle.
In terms of exits for international flights, Luxembourg’s median time was 15.5 minutes, compared to the global median of 38. The slowest came in at 80.5 minutes at Kansai, located near Osaka, Japan.
Of the 11 fastest airports for international arrivals, 10 are located in Europe. The study, released on 26 June, attributes this to smaller terminals and aircraft, as well as the facilitation of immigration through biometric and electronic passport scans.
Rotterdam ranked second (16 minutes), followed by Milan, Basel, Hannover, London and Sofia (21 each), Cologne, Milan and Berlin (22 each). Shanghai, China, also had a 22-minute median exit time for these passengers, the only one outside of Europe to rank in the top 10 in terms of speed.