Malaga airport is the most confusing for British travellers


Malaga airpot, Costa del Sol, Spain. A 'confusing' airport says report

Malaga airport, Orlando and Faro are the most confusing foreign airports for British people to navigate, according to new research.

Holidaymakers have been left baffled by bad signage at the Spanish, US and Portuguese holiday destinations, which came top of the nationwide survey commissioned by car hire broker Holiday Autos. Source: PA.

Other Spanish destinations did not fare well either, with Alicante and Palma de Mallorca also making it onto the list.

Sydney Airport was found to be by far the most straightforward to navigate, closely followed by Berlin, Brussels, Geneva and Schipol, according to the OnePoll survey.

Findings also showed that each holidaymaker spent well over half an hour travelling from the gate to the car hire desk on arrival, the survey said.

Of the 2,000 people questioned, 47 per cent cited poor signage as the most common causes of confusion.

The survey also found that people were frustrated by the long walk through the terminal, at just under half a mile, combined with the 17 minutes on average it takes to reach a main road once your'e out of the terminal building.

Younger people found the route from the airport car park to the main road the most perplexing, taking on average five minutes longer than their middle-aged counterparts by spending around 20 minutes trying to find the right exit, it said.

The Holiday Autos survey also found that almost half of British drivers abroad would feel more at home behind the wheel with a pre-programmed sat nav and national driving regulation guides.

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