Luxembourg Findel Airport Reviews
What is Luxembourg known for? Well, here are the few facts about the country. Aside from being the least populated country in the European Union, it is also the only country with the highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita and has a rich cultural history in the field of music, they had even won five times the Eurovision Song Contest. Not yet convinced? Did you know that 40% of the population of Luxembourg are immigrants? I can imagine why. In this review, we will be talking about the only international airport of the country, Luxembourg Findel Airport.
Luxembourg Findel Airport Reviews from Passengers
According to 21 Luxembourg Findel Airport reviews, the airport got an overall score of 5/10 on Skytrax. Most of the Luxembourg Findel Airport reviews are showing a lot of appreciation towards the cleanliness and the quality of their facilities, which reflects the country’s organization. However, some travelers are commenting about the airport’s limited free parking and some unfriendly staff.
Airport facilities found throughout LUX include information desks located in the public area, in the main departure hall and ground floor. If travelers get hungry, they can go to the bar located in the boarding area (Schengen) and another is in the public area (in the arrival hall). But if the customer wants more than just snacks, they can go to the self-service food center with a 226 seating capacity located on the first floor in the mezzanine and offers a view of the runway. This establishment is open for all passengers and is operational 7 days a week, although the airport has no 24 hour food and beverage concessions.
We always need to buy gifts and souvenirs, because of this, the airport has three shopping areas which are open 7 days a week as well. The first is located on the ground floor in the lobby level of departures while the other two can be found in the departure lounge. Luxembourg Findel Airport also offers customers an attractive assortment of stationery, toys, gifts and souvenirs. If in case travelers need more cash, three ATM machines are located in Terminal A.
Luxembourg Findel Airport is in partnership with Hot City to provide free wireless connection throughout the terminal. Aside from the given free WiFi access, two wireless Hot City computers are also available for customers with no laptop or non-wifi accessible devices, one is located in the public departure hall and the other one in the boarding area.
Directions – Location – Traffic
Luxembourg Findel Airport is particularly easy to access from anywhere in the Grande Région by car, bus or by taxi. If by bus, there are three stops travelers will encounter from Central Station, to City Centre, then Kirchberg and finally LUX. If by Taxi, they have a designated rank. Taxis are mainly obliged to set off from specially marked taxi ranks. These taxi ranks are mainly found in the city centre, at the station and at the airport.
For more accurate direction with motorway, here’s a list:
- Less than 30km from Arlon (BE) via the A6 then the A1 motorway
- Less than 45km from Trier (GER) via the A1 motorway
- Less than 65 km from Metz (FR) via the A3 then the A1 motorway
LUX is located 3.25 NM (6.02 km; 3.74 mi) away from Luxembourg City and it’s the main hubs for Luxair and Cargolux. The only international airport in the country with one paved runway and in 2013, statistic shows that the Luxembourg Findel Airport handled 2,197,497 passengers.
Past: Originally known as “Sandweiler Airport” and was started in the 1930s as a small grass airfield. By May 10, 1940, it was invaded on by Germany during World War II. That was the reason why the small grass airfield was renamed to “Sandweiler Airport” and was not used by the Luftwaffe until September 1944. But a few days after the United States Army moved through Luxembourg and cleared the country of the occupying German forces, the airport was used by them for the rest of the war as a transport supply airfield and was returned to Luxembourgish control on August 15, 1945.
Present and Future: The airport’s official site provides the latest updates or news about the airport. The current news shows that the airport had opened new shops and restaurants and this is by far the project they are working on to improve the services of the terminals. To see more of their news, click here.
Luxembourg Findel Airport was included in last year’s World’s Top 100 Airports of 2015 awards, earning the 91st spot. Here are the list of awards received by the airport from the Skytrax’s World Airport Awards:
- 9th rank from the Best Airports, under 5 million passengers per year
- 9th rank from the Best Airports in Central Europe
- 10th rank from the Best Regional Airports in Europe
- Airport Code: LUX
- Phone Number: +352 24 640
- Website URL: www.lux-airport.lu
- Address: L-2987 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
If you would base your thoughts from Luxembourg Findel Airport reviews you will be unsatisfied, but if you’ll briefly observe the overall performance and services of LUX, it is obvious that this airport is one of the best airports in the world.
I personally never had been at Luxembourg Findel Airport, but after writing this review… I will definitely love to fly with the international airport of Luxembourg.
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