Despite recent improvements on its infrastructure and appearance, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has once again ranked among the worst airports, this time in the Asian region.
According to a list released by the website Guide to Sleeping in Airports over the weekend, the NAIA ranked as the fifth worst airport in Asia.
“Major complaints include a bullet-planting scam, frequent power outages, lapses in air conditioning, uncomfortable (and insufficient) seating, and complicated terminal transfers,” the site said.
“Survey responses this year indicate cleaner bathrooms, more chairs, and some general organization of taxis in front of the terminal would help to make life here a lot more manageable,” it added.
Only the following Asian airports were worse than NAIA:
Tashkent International Airport (Uzbekistan)
Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (Nepal)
Peshawar Bacha Khan International Airport (Pakistan)
Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport (Afghanistan)
But things are not that bad after all since NAIA’s ranking was somewhat redeemed by the fact that four Philippine airports made it to the same list ranking Asia’s best.
These are the Iloilo International Airport (12th), Mactan–Cebu International Airport (14th), Clark International Airport (15th) and the Davao Francisco Bangoy International Airport (26th).
In last year’s survey on the same site, the NAIA ranked as the eighth worst airport in Asia.
The annual list is created from a survey that ranks the best and worst airports based on comfort, services and facilities, food options, immigration and security, customer service, and cleanliness.