NAIA has dragged itself out of the ‘World’s Worst Airports’ list after being tagged as one of the worst airports for years now. Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has in fact been ranked among the ‘most improved’ airports across the globe.
The list was released by the London-based international air transport rating organisation Skytrax after a survey. The survey was conducted from August 2017 to February 2018, with 13.73 million passengers including 100 various nationalities evaluating 550 airports worldwide.
Many passengers observed the dramatic improvement of the airport over the past few years. The airport was earlier targeted for poor air conditioning, poorly-maintained facilities and power outages among others.
Many firms were interested to rehabilitate the NAIA. The expected price for this project is about P 350 billion ($ 6,681,500,000).
Ed Monreal, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager, said in a statement: “We had to make policy changes in terms of general aviation and maintenance of airport facilities, but the truth is that most of the policies are already in place and all we did was strictly implement them. You’d be surprised at how strict implementation of existing regulations made a whole world of difference.”
He further added: “We are only as good as our last accomplishment. The bigger challenge now is how to sustain it.”
Monreal also appreciated the employees of the MIAA for their cooperation and commitment to providing a better service.