Flying away for business you’ll want to know what you can expect at the airports you’re flying too and to help you, we’ve put together this helpful guide to the busiest business airports in the world.
New York JFK
You’ll be interested initially in how you’ll get from the airport to your destination. JFK has several ways to help you. The airport is on the New York subway route so you can get just about anywhere in the city directly from the airport. It's not the most upmarket way to get into the city and won’t get you to your destination in the best shape but it’s quick and cheap. Taxi’s, New York’s yellow cabs, are the traditional way of getting into and around the city and finding out a little more about the city and its little quirks. Finally, you could collect a rental car from JFK airport
and drive yourself to your hotel and meeting – certainly only a good idea if you know the city well. If you’ve driven back to the airport you can take advantage of valet parking. On your return from JFK, you’ll want to know that each terminal has a business lounge where you’ll have access to a quiet working area, fax, copiers and more. You can even get a snack in the lounge if you don’t have time.
London Heathrow is Britain’s business airport with flights from almost all the known world worth visiting. The airport has executive lounges in terminals one and three with a full range of facilities including relaxation areas with newspapers, the chance of a hot, cold or alcoholic drink. You can even hire a PA to help you sort out your business paperwork or meetings. If you’re getting into London, take the tube into the centre or perhaps a black cab. Of course you can rent a car from Heathrow Airport
and drive but don’t forget the congestion charge, ask our agents for more details before you book or when you collect.
Frankfurt Airport is geared to business travellers with one of Europe’s top office centres immediately above the airport. There’s also the Frankfurt Airport Centre. You can stay at the Sheraton Hotel, eat out or dine in, use the various banks for transactions or use the facilities of the conference centre with different capacity venues, AV facilities, onsite catering and more. There’s an S-Bahn connection into the city as well as car hire and limousine services available there.
China may be the new powerhouse but the facilities at Beijing Capital International Airport still leave a little to be desired. Yes, there’s a business lounge but all it offers are electrical sockets, internet access and printing and fax services as well as PCs. Transport into the capital is easy on the main railway line but there’s still car hire and taxis at the airport. The concept of valet parking hasn’t quite caught on here and you may find it better to arrange a lift to the airport if you’re not returning by hire car.
Tokyo Narita Airport
What Beijing lacks, Narita in Tokyo makes up for in bucket loads. There are a range of business facilities from printing business cards to a copy and fax service. You can enjoy the facilities of the business lounge including complementary food and drink, internet access, PC workstations and access to secretaries. You can get train, taxi and hire car transport into Tokyo centre and if you need to get around Japan there’s plenty of domestic connections from Haneda which can be accessed by the train.
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