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Mactan-Cebu, Iloilo among 'best airports'

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport and Iloilo International Airport have been recognized as among the best airports in Asia, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines announced on Wednesday.

CAAP spokesman Eric Apolonio said the airport sleepers’ guide and resource website sleepinginairports.net listed the two Philippine airports among its Best Airports in Asia for 2019.

He said Mactan-Cebu ranked 16th while Iloilo placed 18th. Singapore’s Changi Airport topped the list.

Completing the list of Best Airports in Asia for 2019 were Seoul Incheon Airport, Tokyo Narita Airport, Osaka Kansai Airport, Taipei Taoyuan Airport, Hong Kong Airport, Kuala Lumpur Airport, New Delhi Airport, Jakarta Airport, Tokyo Haneda Airport, Mumbai Airport, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangalore Airport, Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport, Hyderabad Airport, Da Nang Airport, Islamabad Airport and Kunming Airport.

Changi Airport also topped the overall Best Airport list followed by Seoul Incheon Airport, Helsinki Airport, Tokyo Narita International Airport, Osaka Kansai International Airport, Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, Vancouver International Airport, Munich International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

Meanwhile, making it to the SleepingInAirport’s worst airport’s list were Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia; New York City LaGuardia Airport, USA; London Stansted Airport, England; Juba International Airport, Sudan; Santorini International Airport, Greece; Cairo International Airport, Egypt; Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Ethiopia; Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Bangladesh; Murtala Muhammed (Lagos) International Airport, Nigeria, and London Luton Airport, England.

The website, established in 1996, ranks its Best and Worst airports from an annual survey and airport reviews submitted by readers rating their airport experiences.

Travelers are asked to rate their airport experiences based on factors such as comfort, services, facilities and things to do, food options, immigration/security, customer service, navigation and ease of transit, cleanliness and sleepability. 

In 2016, the Iloilo International Airport was also recognized as among the 20 best airports in Asia based on the results of the survey of the interactive travel site “The Guide to Sleeping in Airports.”

Iloilo ranked number 12 while Davao International Airport placed number 26 in Asia for that year’s awards.

The CAAP manages and supervises 81 airports, including Mactan-Cebu, Iloilo and Davao, with at least 40 operating commercial flights all over the country.

Topics: Mactan-Cebu International Airport , Iloilo International Airport , Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines , Eric Apolonio , Changi Airport
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