Wi-Fi in Europe’s Busiest Airports

A recent survey by Skyscanner has revealed, unsurprisingly, that Wi-Fi is considered hugely important at airports.

71% of international travellers rated fast Wi-Fi as extremely important in an airport, of which 96% believed that Wi-Fi in airports should be free.

In an age when we are somewhat dependant on our smartphones, whether that’s for business or pleasure, time spent at an airport is made easier thanks to Wi-Fi.

The survey revealed that 33% of travellers wanted to use Wi-Fi to update their social media status and upload photos of their travels. Then there are the business travellers whose time at the airport is an important time to work.

So where in Europe are you likely to get the best deal on airport Wi-Fi?

In research carried out by Skyscanner, most Italian, Turkish, French, Russian and German airports offered unlimited free Wi-Fi. Other countries which were quite generous with their Wi-Fi, albeit limited, included Stockholm, which offers 3 hours of free Wi-Fi.

The popular summer and winter destinations of Alicante, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Malaga and Palma offered a mere 15 minutes free.

Airports offering no free Wi-Fi were Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen and Berlin Tegel. There was a poor show from the UK too, with only London City and Birmingham offering travellers free Wi-Fi.

How does Gatwick compare?

Gatwick offers 45 minutes free Wi-Fi.

So, if you’re flying across Europe and want to know what your airport’s Wi-Fi allowance is, check out this link to the Skyscanner complete guide to Internet access across Europe

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