MANILA, Philippines – Iloilo International Airport, Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Clark International Airport, and Davao International Airport made it to the online travel website The Guide to Sleeping in Airports‘ top 30 best airports in Asia for 2016.
Iloilo International Airport ranked 12th, while Mactan-Cebu International Airport was at 14th, Clark International Airport at 15th, and Davao International Airport at 26th, among the airports surveyed by the travel website.
This marks the first time the Davao airport made it to the list, while the airports in Iloilo, Cebu, and Clark all moved up in ranking.
“lloilo International Airport is, at the moment, probably the best-looking and most efficient airport in the Philippines,” a traveler quoted in the survey said.
The Iloilo airport even outperformed the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in India (13th), Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand (17th), Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Indonesia (20th), Chubu Centrair International Airport in Japan (25th), and Kaohsiung International Airport in Taiwan (29th).
The Guide to Sleeping in Airports survey rates airports in Asia based on overall experience in terms of comfort (rest zones and gate seating), services, facilities and things to do, food options, immigration/security, customer service, and cleanliness.
The top 10 best airports in Asia as voted by tourists in the 2016 survey are: Singapore Changi (1st), Seoul Incheon (2nd), Tokyo Haneda (3rd), Taipei Taoyuan (4th), Osaka Kansai (5th), Hong Kong International Airport (6th), Kuala Lumpur (7th), Tokyo Narita (8th), Mumbai India (9th), and Nanjing Lukou in China (10th).
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, however, is still among this year’s top 30 worst airports in Asia, ranking 8th in the list. (READ: #SG50: What PH’s NAIA should learn from SG’s Changi Airport)
The results were from a year-long online survey where travelers were asked to name which airports they like and don’t like to spend their time in during delays or transits, and/or to sleep in overnight. – Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler.com