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NAIA is the worst airport worldwide: report

By NICK GARCIA Published May 28, 2022 2:32 pm

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is the worst airport worldwide when flying business class, according to California-based luggage storage app Bounce.

Based on the company's 2022 report, NAIA got the lowest score among 38 airports in terms of lounges, destinations served, percentage of on-time flights annually, and rating from Skytrax, a United Kingdom-based authority on airline and airport review.

NAIA got an overall score of 0.88 out of 10, with Bounce citing its 14 lounges, 101 destinations served, 59.6% of on-time flights annually, and Skytrax's three-star rating out of a possible five stars.

The UK's Gatwick Airport is the next worst airport after NAIA, with an overall score of 1.82 out of 10, based on its 12 lounges, 200 destinations served, 67.8% on-time flights annually, and a Skytrax three-star rating.

Rounding out the three worst-rated airports is Newark Liberty International Airport in the United States, with an overall score of 2.03 out of 10. It has 12 lounges, 200 destinations served, 69.4% on-time flights annually, and a Skytrax three-star rating.

Incidentally, the best airport in the world is also in the UK, i.e., Heathrow Airport. It got an overall score of 7.10 out of 10, with its 43 lounges, 239 destinations served, 75.4% on-time flights annually, and a four-star rating, according to Bounce.

Bounce also looked into the best and worst 38 airlines, ranking them based on airport experience, cabin and seat, cuisine, beverages, service, entertainment, as well as amenities and facilities. No Philippine airline made it to the list.

The best three airlines are Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Cathay Pacific, with scores of 9.57, 9.29, and 9.00 out of 10, respectively.

The worst three airlines are Egyptair, Copa Airlines, and Air China, with scores of 5.71, 6.71, and 7.14 out of 10, respectively.