World’s best airports for Wi-Fi access

More and more travelers expect to stay plugged in on the go.

More and more travelers expect to stay plugged in on the go.  (iStock)

Staying connected on go is easier than ever thanks to the stead rise of readily available Wi-Fi hotspots at airports.

But as any flyer knows, not all airports are created equal. Many have costly pay wall programs (who wants to spent $10 for 24 access on a 2 hour layover?)—and some are just plain spotty. has compiled a handy infographic of the top airports around the globe for Wi-Fi access based on download speed. Pulling data from international users, the survey evaluated the quality of Wi-Fi in over 130 airports across 53 countries. Five European airports, three Asian, and just two American airports make the top 10 list.

Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Thailand tops the list, providing the fastest average public Wi-Fi download speed worldwide at  41.45 Mbps. Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA) in Tennessee, USA comes second with 30.98 Mbps. The only other U.S. airport to crack the list is Houston’s George Bush International Airport with average download speed at 15.28.

Check out the rest of the top global airports for Wi-Fi. Have passed through any of these certified hotspots?