6 Innovative Airports

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Many advances have been made in airport terminal design. Flying can be a stressful experience and the most innovative airports use design and technology to improve the experience.


Dubai International Airport, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This airport is a design wonder with its vaulted ceilings and arching white walls, enclosed in an aqua-colored tube. Inside are giant palm trees and a sand-colored walkway.

Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada

Carved wooden totem poles celebrating the indigenous population greet travelers at the customs area of this airport.

Lynden Pindling International Airport, Nassau, Bahamas

The vaulted design of this airport works in the bright sunlight of the tropics. A public art program and outdoor lounges are other features of this airport.

Changi Airport, Singapore

Changi Airport features a butterfly garden, a swimming pool, places to shower and nap, free video games and film screenings. It has an outdoor cactus garden and multiple green spaces.

Munich Airport, Munich, Germany

The roofed atrium of the Munich Airport can transform into a place to surf in summer, drink beer in October and shop at Christmas.


Niagra Falls International Airport, New York, U.S.

The flow of the Niagra river is seen in the exterior design of this airport and local gray limestone is incorporated into the interior.