Thursday, January 19, 2012

News Update NAIA no longer world's worst

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 (NAIA) is no longer the world's worst airport--at least for a known travel guide site. however ranked NAIA as the second worst terminal, just a wee bit ahead of New York City's JFK Airport Terminal 3.

In its slideshow "The 10 worst airport terminals,” Frommers cited that although renovations are in place, the "changes can't come too soon."

"Some airports deserve special condemnation," story author Sascha Segan said.

Frommers quoted separate reports on high cases of theft and bribery in NAIA Terminal 1, apart from it being "congested" and "filthy."

These reports last year served as a wake-up call for the government, prompting initiatives to rehabilitate the decades-old terminal.

NAIA Terminal 1 was completed in 1981 and currently has 84 check-in counters and 22 immigration stations, according to the Manila International Airport Authority.

Along with the Department of Tourism's #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines campaign,a staggering P1.16 billion has been alloted for NAIA's renovation. also cited Chicago Midway Airport, "Paris" Beauvais Airport in France, Amman Queen Alia Airport in Jordan, and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, among others, as the world's worst.
"These ten airports should deliver better service, and they don't." Segan adds.
With reports from Rica S. Facundo, Yahoo! Southeast Asia