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Philippines’ NAIA Ranks As One Of The Most Improved Airports In The World

NAIA is now out of the “World’s Worst Airports” List.

Over the past years, the Philippines’ Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has always been part of the list of the world’s worst airports. However, this year, the airport ranked among the “most improved” airports across the globe.

The list, which was released by the London-based international air transport rating organization Skytrax, was created based on a survey conducted among travelers. Dubbed as the 2018 World Airport Awards, the NAIA was ranked 10th among the “World’s Most Improved Airports” list.

The NAIA has been improved over the past few years.


Skytrax conducted the survey from August 2017 to February 2018, with 13.73 million passengers including 100 various nationalities evaluating 550 airports worldwide. The passengers ranked the performance of these airports based on check-ins, arrivals, shopping, transfers, security, departure and immigration.

Now, NAIA offers comfort to its passengers.

Many passengers noted that over the past two years, NAIA has improved dramatically.


In the past, however, the airport has been the center of scrutiny and complaints from the passengers due to its poor air conditioning, poorly-maintained facilities and power outages.

The other categories for the awards such as the “World’s Best Airports” was topped by Changi Airport in Singapore. Singapore bested all airports in the world for six consecutive years now.

Many firms in the Philippines have submitted proposals to rehabilitate the NAIA. The expected price for this project is about P 350 billion ($ 6,681,500,000).

Many passengers noted the vast improvements done in the airport.


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 added:

“We are only as good as our last accomplishment. The bigger challenge now is how to sustain it.”

Meanwhile, Montreal expressed his gratitude to the employees of the MIAA for their cooperation and commitment to providing a better service. This report is good news, particularly to the passengers. Now, the NAIA is out of the worst airports of the world list. Hopefully, this can be maintained to ensure that only high-quality service is rendered to its clients.


  1. Honeylyn Velasquez Chua

    March 26, 2018 at 11:06 PM

    Nice!!! Congrats po Tatay Rodrigo Roa Duterte! Godbless.🙏🏻☝🏻🎉👏🏻👏🏻

  2. Caesar Caduceus

    March 26, 2018 at 10:08 PM

    The attitude of personnel employee must be landscape also and be observant to illegal

  3. Carmelo delos Santos

    March 26, 2018 at 9:31 PM

    Eh yong mga buwayang employees, napaltan na?

  4. Rhome Adayo

    March 26, 2018 at 7:06 PM

    Pls change the name to MANILA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT…

  5. Irish Richardson

    March 26, 2018 at 4:25 PM

    Jd Richardson

  6. Willin Lhen

    March 26, 2018 at 1:00 PM

    hanggang kailan tatawaging NAIA?
    ibalik ang dati at tunay na pangalan!

  7. Marivic Palmon Cobrador

    March 26, 2018 at 12:51 PM

    Ok naman sa Drawing nga lang hehehe

  8. Clevin Clemente

    March 26, 2018 at 12:27 PM

    Ofcourse under Duterte admin…. Everything is possible

  9. Tony Biron

    March 26, 2018 at 11:28 AM

    Cheryl Rich

  10. Jenny Jhenn

    March 26, 2018 at 10:05 AM

    Thanks to our President Duterte👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻

    • Jenny Jhenn

      March 26, 2018 at 11:04 AM

      What ??? WiFi at Aircon lang ang dinagdag ng BOC diyan,sa panahon pa ni Aquino nagawa ang airport i forgot dinagdagan din ng upuan…

    • Jenny Jhenn

      March 26, 2018 at 11:13 AM


  11. Johnmar Bertes

    March 26, 2018 at 9:58 AM

    No, let NAIA remain to where it belongs. The airport will be renamed MIA BTW.

  12. Markee Amano

    March 26, 2018 at 7:28 AM

    They improved the airport but the poor no improvement

  13. Ritchie L Robles

    March 26, 2018 at 4:49 AM

    dapat din palitan na yung pangalan kase improved nah

  14. Jhilella Faye Fairen

    March 26, 2018 at 4:12 AM

    Sana palitan din ang name to MANILA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

  15. Mark Angelo Santos

    March 26, 2018 at 4:05 AM

    Now that it is improving please change the name. NAIA isnt suited for the improved airport make MIA again.

  16. Jeanard Abellera Mendoza Lpt

    March 26, 2018 at 1:34 AM

    Talaga ba??? Hmmmmm

  17. Nan San Jose

    March 26, 2018 at 1:32 AM

    NAIA sorry wala akong alam na ganyang pangalan ang alam ko Manila international airport (MIA) period…

  18. Fran'z Pastor Diaz

    March 26, 2018 at 12:48 AM


  19. Umut Kılıç

    March 26, 2018 at 12:13 AM

    Daniel Hroch

  20. Jose Oliveros

    March 26, 2018 at 12:13 AM

    Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), named after the late Sen. Benigno Aquino, Jr.,one of the world’s worst if not the worst airport during the term of Aquino, Jr.’s son, Benigno Aquino, III. Nakakahiya!

  21. Vyne Y Song

    March 25, 2018 at 11:41 PM

    Yeah!it’s MIA now not NAIA…So proud…thanks ‘tay Digong…

  22. Manolo Pascual

    March 25, 2018 at 11:32 PM

    Pinaganda ni marcos.binaboy ng mga aquino pati pangalan pinalitan.ung mga kisame nagtuluan.ung cr wlang tubig tanimbala umarangkada.ngayon k DDS inayos at ngayon napakaganda na.

    • Manolo Pascual

      March 26, 2018 at 2:14 PM

      After marcos aquino lang ba ang naging pres?..minsan mag isp din po bagomagcomment..kase kahit pa pagandahin ng pgandahin ang airport kung yung mga pinoy namn ay salaula wala ding kwenta yung ganda😩

  23. Carmine Paolo Pozon

    March 25, 2018 at 11:31 PM

    Yes…it was already out of the worlds worst airports list as of 2015.

    • Carmine Paolo Pozon

      March 26, 2018 at 11:01 AM

      Dinagdagan nila ng Aircon at WiFi,and Dutertes fans nagpapasalamat sa kanya…

  24. Julie Ann Marasigan Reotiras

    March 25, 2018 at 11:30 PM

    Jeriboy Marasigan Angelie Chiu finally!

  25. June Staines

    March 25, 2018 at 11:25 PM

    manila international airport

  26. Jimmy David

    March 25, 2018 at 11:19 PM

    Kasi wala nang abnoy at kurakot.

  27. Borris Ambrosio Tongco

    March 25, 2018 at 10:53 PM

    Change the name of the Airport. Current name only gives bad vibes

  28. Cherrie Cherrie

    March 25, 2018 at 10:27 PM


  29. Denim Cuarez

    March 25, 2018 at 10:01 PM

    MIA Manila Int’l Aiport

  30. Jun Tangunan

    March 25, 2018 at 9:16 PM

    Elite Readers is better in taking photos than abs-cbn which always uses the shot with the bridge making the airport look like a wet market

  31. Jc Y Sovereignty

    March 25, 2018 at 6:35 PM

    why “worst”?

  32. Kiren Thanapalan

    March 25, 2018 at 5:38 PM

    Angela Bueno

  33. Mayeth Cruz Palaypay

    March 25, 2018 at 5:37 PM

    Singanda bah…bale wala yan gat nd napplitan ng MIA

  34. Rodrigo R. Besuña Sr.

    March 25, 2018 at 5:18 PM

    Nk raan pa admin yan inumpusahan polos lang mo angkin pati mga flyover dyan inumpisahan dati admin angkinin nyu sa patayan araw araw walang umangkin yan inyo lang yan

  35. Odagella Minz

    March 25, 2018 at 5:03 PM

    Palitan ng pangalan yn ibalik sa dati Manila International Airport

  36. Melvin Facun

    March 25, 2018 at 4:36 PM

    Correction pls it’s MIA not NAIA.

  37. Gary Field Jr.

    March 25, 2018 at 4:29 PM

    nagpapatawa ba kayo?…..sakit sa tyan ha…

  38. Ceferina Thompson

    March 25, 2018 at 4:13 PM

    Manila International Airport not NAIA Hindi Kay Aquino pilipinas …

    • Ceferina Thompson

      March 25, 2018 at 10:59 PM

      Dapat palitan na rin ang Philippines kasi hindi kay king Phillip ang bansa natin…

    • Ceferina Thompson

      March 26, 2018 at 11:57 AM

      Actually tagal ng pinagplanuhan yan na MAHARLIKA na ang tawG sa Philippines .. D ko lang alam bat d natuloy…

  39. Chris Chin Yok Cheong

    March 25, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    Too bad still lose to changi airport…

    • Chris Chin Yok Cheong

      March 25, 2018 at 7:37 PM

      We don’t aim to win over Changi Airport. We only like to improve and enhance our Philippine Airport. 🙄

    • Chris Chin Yok Cheong

      March 25, 2018 at 8:05 PM

      Ur your retarded bro?why compare a must modern and new airport like changi Airport to a old design Airport in the Philippines?we can just improve and atleast get a our standards high in our airports in the Philippines. it can never be better than Changi Airport lols.

  40. Christine Sumandig

    March 25, 2018 at 3:39 PM


  41. Jon Arca

    March 25, 2018 at 3:35 PM

    Change to manila international airport (MIA). Kupal kasi ung nag kamkam at nag lagay ng pangalan nya.

    • Jon Arca

      March 26, 2018 at 10:07 AM

      Nakakahiya naman sa Aquino admin jan kaya namatay tatay nya😂

  42. Nelia Tumamak

    March 25, 2018 at 3:26 PM

    Manila International Airport not naia excuse me!

  43. Matek Santos

    March 25, 2018 at 3:21 PM

    Now lets bring back its old name to manila international airport.

  44. Jhay-ar D Luffy

    March 25, 2018 at 3:13 PM

    sana ibalik na ang name n yan sa MANILA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.. kasi pag NAIA sikat si pekeng hero..

  45. Rosa Chua

    March 25, 2018 at 3:09 PM

    Excuse me NOT NAIA BUT MIA PLS.

  46. Sonny De Luna Bondoc

    March 25, 2018 at 2:57 PM

    Kaya mas maganda alisin na rin ang basurang ninoy aquino ibalik sa dating world class na manila international airport

  47. Belen Macabante

    March 25, 2018 at 2:57 PM

    Finally! Thanks to President Duterte and his administration

  48. Louie Acal

    March 25, 2018 at 2:38 PM

    Pls bring back it’s old name to Manila International Airport!

  49. Malou Luz Yang

    March 25, 2018 at 2:30 PM

    Mga dilawans attaked agad bwhahaha

  50. Che Glumz

    March 25, 2018 at 2:07 PM

    dont call it NAIA rather Manila International Airport (MIA)…

    • Che Glumz

      March 25, 2018 at 2:32 PM

      MIA markorina intl airport bwahaha

    • Che Glumz

      March 25, 2018 at 3:17 PM

      Ganda talaga ng ceiling ng NAIA .. tnks Pnoy admin sa pag aayos ng Buildings at sa iba pang airport’s na ipinagawa sa ibat ibang lugar lalo na ang Palawan Airpot super ganda rin at malaki ..

    • Che Glumz

      March 25, 2018 at 3:49 PM

      Alot of plane will go MIA..

    • Che Glumz

      March 25, 2018 at 11:34 PM

      Catherine Perea may pnoy admin tlaga galawang dilawan? Tax payers money yan. Dont me

    • Che Glumz

      March 26, 2018 at 12:28 AM

      Catherine Perea ano??!!! Pnoy admin? Tanga ka ate? Hnd nila pinaganda yan kung hnd si duterte bopols

    • Che Glumz

      March 26, 2018 at 12:55 PM

      Ah ok ganun pala ..sure naman kayo di ba na hindi Pnoy admin ang nagpaayos nyan at ngpaganda ng bldg .. mali ang magpasalamat ganun di ba .. . ok you believe your own facts be happy with your understanding of the matter .. continue to be genius and well informed by Bloggers facts… good for you

    • Che Glumz

      March 26, 2018 at 2:14 PM

      Agree ako sana ibalik sa dati..

    • Che Glumz

      March 26, 2018 at 2:17 PM

      Catherine Perea agree ako sayo ate minsan hindi porqe si no1 ang nakaupo eh sya n nagpaayos..minsan si no2 ang nag iiwan ng project after terms and bahala na si no1 king itutuloy nya…


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