NAIA out of Asia's worst list, 4 provincial airports among 25 best

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Posted at Oct 18 2017 11:45 AM | Updated as of Oct 18 2017 02:00 PM

MANILA - The Ninoy Aquino International Airport has fallen out of the list of Asia's worst air terminals, according to travel website Sleeping in Airports.

At the same time, it ranked 4 Philippine terminals among Asia's 25 best for 2017: Iloilo International Airport (12th), Mactan–Cebu International Airport (13th), Davao Francisco Bangoy International Airport (17th) and Clark International Airport (22nd).

Singapore's Changi International Airport was Asia's best, followed by 
Seoul Incheon International Airport in South Korea, Tokyo Haneda International Airport in Japan, Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong and Tokyo Narita International Airport in Japan

The travel website ranked NAIA as fifth worst in Asia in 2016 due to "tanim bala," an alleged bullet-planting extortion scheme, power outages, air-conditioning problems and insufficient seating.

"While it is good that we are not listed among the worst, let us work even harder to be included among the best," Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said in a statement.

The 25 best airports, according to Sleeping in Airports, include: 

1. Singapore Changi International Airport, Singapore (SIN)
2. Seoul Incheon International Airport, South Korea (ICN)
3. Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Japan (HND)
4. Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong (HKG)
5. Tokyo Narita International Airport, Japan (NRT)
6. Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan (TPE)
7. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Thailand (BKK)
8. Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, India (BOM)
9. New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, India (DEL)
10. Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia (KUL)
11. Osaka Kansai International Airport, Japan (KIX)
12. Iloilo International Airport, Philippines (ILO)
13. Mactan–Cebu International Airport, Philippines (CEB)
14. Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, India (HYD)
15. Bangalore Bengaluru International Airport, India (BLR)
16. Cochin International Airport, India (COK)
17. Davao Francisco Bangoy International Airport, Philippines (DVO)
18. Karachi Jinnah International Airport, Pakistan (KHI)
19. Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport, Pakistanm (LHE)
20. Brunei International Airport, Brunei (BWN)
21. Trivandrum International Airport, India, (TRV)
22. Clark International Airport, Philippines (CRK)
23. Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, Indonesia (DPS)
24. Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, Indonesia (CGK)
25. Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, India (CCU)

The website ranked Asia's 5 worst airports as follows:

1. Tashkent International Airport, Uzbekistan (TAS)
2. Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal (KTM)
3. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China (CAN)
4. Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Pakistan (ISB)
5. Beijing Capital International Airport, China (PEK)

Read Sleeping in Airports' 2017 rankings here.