NAIA Ranked Fifth Worst Airport in Asia


After a series of improvements done to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the airport is ranked by travel website The Guide to Sleeping in Airports as the fifth worst in Asia.

In 2011 and 2013, the website ranked NAIA as the world’s worst airport, and in 2012, ranked it as the worst in Asia. In 2014, NAIA’s spot slid down to the 8th worst in Asia.

This year, it went up three spots. According to survey responders, it was because of “a bullet-planting scam, frequent power outages, lapses in air conditioning, uncomfortable (and insufficient) seating, and complicated terminal transfers.”

However, they also took note of the improvements, like the cleaner bathrooms, the addition of chairs, and the organization of taxis outside the terminals.

The title of Asia’s worst airport was given to Uzbekistan’s Tashkent International Airport. This was followed by Nepal’s Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, Pakistan’s Peshawar Bacha Khan International Airport, and Afghanistan’s Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport.

The rankings were determined by users who took a survey.

On other hand, four Philippine airports were included in the website’s top 30 best airports in Asia:

  • Iloilo International Airport: 12th
  • Mactan-Cebu International Airport: 14th
  • Clark International Airport: 15th
  • Davao City’s Francisco Bangoy International Airport: 26th

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