Gatwick is the worst airport in Europe to spend time in, a new study has found.

The research considered factors such as number of shops, food and drink options as well as facilities such as lounges and wifi.

From a list of 40 of the busiest airports in the world, Gatwick came second only to Mexico City International as the worst airport to spend time in and was the lowest ranked in Europe.

Gatwick received the low ranking for its relatively limited number of food and drink options at just 39.

With just 51 shops, it also scored poorly on the retail ranking.

Additionally, just two thirds of customers were satisfied with the wifi and lounge facilities, according to the research by betting company Betway.

The top rated airport globally was Singapore’s Changi Airport which has more than 200 food and drink facilities and shops.

Incheon International Airport in South Korea offered the highest wifi satisfaction score with 92 per cent of travellers saying they were satisifed with the internet connection at the airport.

The worst airports for layovers:

  1. Mexico City International Airport
  2. Gatwick Airport
  3. Newark Liberty International Airport, USA
  4. Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Turkey
  5. Beijing Capital International Airport, China
  6. Barcelona–El Prat Airport, Spain
  7. Shanghai Pudong International Airport, China
  8. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China
  9. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Indonesia
  10. John F Kennedy International Airport, USA.