SINGAPORE (The Adobo Chronicles, Singapore Bureau) – The results are in! The 2023 top world airports have been named by Skytrax. The annual awards were announced here today.
Singapore’s Changi Airport was named best airport, while the Philippines’ Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) bagged the “Beast Airport” title.
For decades now, NAIA has been known the world over for passenger woes, structural defects, sauna-like atmosphere and scandals like “tanim bala” (implanted bullets in passenger luggages), passenger cash and jewelry theft by airport personnel, not to mention flight delays and non user-friendly airport lounges. What a beast of a reputation!
The Philippines’ award could prompt the current Philippine administration to revert NAIA’s name to Manila International Airport while rebuilding the airport’s prestige and reputation.