The Ninoy Aquino International Airport, once again has been named as the worst airports in Asia in the fifth place. The tanim bala or the bullet planting scheme is still prevalent at the airport that maintains its position since last year. A travel website said that this time it was three times worse from last year’s eight rank.
A survey ‘The Guide to Sleeping Airports’ was released in which the travelers complained that the tanim bala scheme had victimized the passengers at the airport by planting a bullet in their luggage and then demanded money to fix the offense. Other issues included frequent power outages, lack of seats, poor air conditioning and complicated terminal transfers. At the same time four Philippines airports were a part of the list of 30 best airports in the region.
The best ones include the IIoilo International Airport which was placed 12th Clark International Airport at 15th, Mactan Cebu International Airport at 14th and Davao City’s Francisco Bangoy International Airport at 26th. The website also noted, “Survey respondents were quick to let us know when things at the airports were not going well”. The major renovations that were implemented at the country’s main international gateway, NAIA was not included in the world’s list of worst airports. The airport was also ranked the worst airport in 2011, 2013 and was also named the worst in Asia in 2012. The travel website mentioned, “Some travelers noted improvements in the airport structure and facilities such as cleaner bathrooms, more chairs and some general organization of taxis in front of the terminal”.
Other worst airports in Asia include Uzbekistan’s Tashkent International Airport, Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal, Bacha Khan International Airport in Pakistan and Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan. More names in the worst airport’s list include Chennai International Airport India, Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Pakistan, Shahjalal International Airport in Bangladesh and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in China.
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