After being labeled as one of the worst airports in the world in 2011 to 2014 and in Southeast Asia in 2015, Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is now being hailed as one of the ‘most improved airports’ in the world according to a UK-based survey film.
Skytrax World Airport Awards ranked the Philippines as one of the most improved airports in the world together with Rome, Perth, Calgary, Taiwan Taoyuan, Athens, Nadi, Montreal, Moscow and Houston Intercontinental.
Netizens celebrated after the biggest airport in the Philippines is now being recognized by tourists around the world.
Some of them also thanked the Duterte administration for removing the ‘laglag bala’ syndicate and trying to eliminate the alleged thieves inside NAIA.
The Duterte administration is also planning to extend its ‘Manila subway project’ to NAIA to give more comfort to the travelers.
According to DOTr, the subway will have 14 stations from Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City to Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, including two additional stations connected to the Light Rail Transit (LRT)-1.
According to Skytrax, the award for the “World’s Most Improved Airport” is based on the relative year-on-year Quality performance by all airports featured in the World Airport Survey, and takes into account the change in rating together with performance changes across the different product and service categories in the awards.
The decision was also based from the votes by ‘ air travellers in the largest, annual global airport customer satisfaction survey.’
“The survey is operated as an independent study, with no entry fees or charges to any airport, and the Awards ceremony is also provided to winning airports at no cost. The use of award logos and related information is free of any charge.” World Airport Awards said in their description.
They covered 559 airport worldwide and evaluated the experiences of the travelers across different airport service.