Over the weekend, the website called Guide to Sleeping in Airports, which has been posting guides about airports of the world and rating them since 1996, posted the 2015 list of the world’s worst airports. Apparently, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is no longer in the top 10.
From 2011 to 2013, NAIA has always been on the list.
Furthermore, NAIA has now gone down from rank 3 to rank 8 in the list of Asia’s worst airports.
This is proof of the improvement that is being done in the country’s main air travel hub.
According to the post on the said website:
Rehabilitation efforts have helped decongest and clean up Terminal 1, and the introduction of things like the Wings Transit Lounge in Terminal 3 have helped make things more comfortable, albeit for a price. That said, things like leaking ceilings in Terminal 1 and collapsing floors in Terminal 2 show there is still room for improvement. Passengers remain annoyed by the poor customer service, the long queues, the sub-par food selection, the lack of restrooms and the crowded seating areas. There is definitely a long way to go but we’re thrilled to see improvements come along bit by bit.
Based from the list, Asia’s 10 worst airports are:
10. Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport, Sri Lanka (CMB)
9. Dhaka Shahjalal International Airport, Bangladesh (DAC)
8. Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Philippines (MNL)
7. Chennai (Madras) International Airport, India (MAA)
6. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China (CAN)
5. Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Pakistan (ISB)
4. Ho Chi Minh City Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, Vietnam (SGN)
3. Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan
2. Tashkent International Airport, Uzbekistan (TAS)
1. Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal (KTM)
We hope that with more improvement plans on the way, NAIA will be off the list soon.
What do you think? Any suggestions how NAIA can further improve?