The airport named after the father of the current president of the Philippines has been tagged as the world’s worst airport. Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 has fallen 4 places from 5th place and being the worst in Asia to 1st place and the world’s worst.
The Guide to Sleeping in Airports (http://www.sleepinginairports.net) said NAIA Terminal 1 ranked the 30-year old airport as the world’s worst airport because of poor facilities, bribery and security concerns. Also According to the site, a portion of NAIA Terminal 1 already caved in last May.
“Bribery and theft exists. Airport taxes are collected, but the money does not seem to go towards the betterment of the airport. Document holders have been told their papers are not correct, but a fee of x amount should clear up the matter,” the website noted.
The website also posted concerns such as the bad press that the airport received about the lack of clean toilets, running water and soap. The terminals are also lacking services such as left luggage and pay-in lounges.
The website said it ranks the world’s least favorite airports based on poll votes and user reviews for reasons such as safety concerns, lack of comfortable seating, rude staff, hostile security, poor facilities, few services to pass the time, bribery and being kicked out or other hassles of being in the airport.
The terminal has been a frequent target of criticism with travelers who say it is congested and filthy.