I read the surveys to find out what were the criteria and reasons why an airport is considered bad or worst. Knowing one of the reasons for the inclusion of NAIA 1 in the 10 worst airport of the world really made me feel disappointed. I would understand if the reasons for inclusion are : bad building design ( it's a very old airport there's nothing you can do about it ) or rude airport staffs (this is not only in Manila, I have encountered ruder airport staffs at airports in Bangkok and Hongkong, I think it's something common in all airports.)
But if the reason is dirty, no water and not working toilets I think something is very wrong. This has been the complaint and problem at the NAIA 1 for as long as I can remember. This is not a problem that requires a genius to solve it. It's just basic cleaning and maintenance. I don't even think the problem requires much money. With the P700 terminal fee collected from each of the thousands of OFW and tourists leaving everyday I think that is more than enough to get funds from to solve this problem.( They even reduced the terminal fee recently, so it's definitely not a funding problem). Why didn't any of the past NAIA 1 terminal managers or the current one able to solve this problem? I hope somebody can enlighten me on this matter.
Attention Mr. Dante Basanta, (NAIA Terminal 1 Manager). What's going on Sir?
Here's one of the recent surveys and what it says about NAIA Terrminal 1 :
( Source : Frommers.com )
Manila Airport Terminal 1, Philippines
Last May, the ceiling at Manila airport's Terminal 1 caved in, injuring two people. That's part of why Sleeping in Airports rated it the world's worst terminal last year."The terminal has been a frequent target of criticism with travellers and the business community complaining it is congested, run-down and filthy, with toilets that do not work," Agence France Presse commented. According to SleepingInAirports.net, bribery and theft are also rampant in the terminal. The negative press attention seems to have had some effect; this November the Philippine government said it would renovate the terminal starting in January. It looks like changes can't come too soon.
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