5 Worst Airports in the World
Two days ago, we gave you the Top 5 Best Airports in the World. Today, we’ll give you the 5 Worst Airports in the World. It is not personally made, but is ranked by trusted sites as well. We once gave you the best, but of course if there are the best, there will be the least favored or the worst ones. We’ll try our best to let you know why they are part of the list of the worst.
The main international airport of Uzbekistan and the busiest airport in Central Asia. These might be the few reasons why Tashkent International Airport is part of this list. TAS has 3 terminals and 2 runways that had accommodated almost 3 million passengers in 2014. However, TAS is first on our list for the 5 Worst Airports in the World, because of reviews and votes due to queues and crowds while at the airport. The airport lacks crowd control that leads to a chaotic waiting game, since most of the passengers are agitated staying in the line that some tend to be pushing themselves forward.
In terms of area, Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport is the largest airport in Vietnam. But, I guess size really matters that this roots bribery in-house. SGN has 2 terminals and 3 runways which accommodated 26.5 million passengers last year. But, Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport had been infamous for corruption or bribery cases where customs officers ask for bribes in order for fliers to move through the process faster, and those that declined paying quickly faced problems or delays with their paperwork. Travellers had advised future passengers to be full and keep money on hand to make their way around this airport.
Afghanistan‘s main international airport and one of the largest military bases, is capable of housing over one hundred aircraft with 2 terminals and a runway. KBL is on our 3rd spot from the 5 Worst Airports in the World since they lack airport facilities. Reviewers are not alone talking about facilities; they also complained about the Hamid Karzai International Airport’s overall cleanliness and lack of comfortability. So, it’s going to be basically your get-there-and-fly-away airport.
The third-largest and the busiest airport of Saudi Arabia, JED has 3 terminals and runways, wherein one of the terminals was the reason why King Abdulaziz International Airport was famous: the Hajj Terminal. This terminal is specially built for Islamic pilgrims going to Mecca annually and can handle 80,000 passengers at the same time. The estimation of the total passengers they accommodated last year was around 30 million+.
However, what makes them have the Top 2 position on the 5 Worst Airports in the World? It is their unprofessional staff that rooted everything. One reviewer even said, “Too few staff and when they are behind their desks they have no sense of urgency and will fiddle with their mobiles or chat to others;” and, it doesn’t end there: JED was considered as the Worst Airport in the Middle East.
The international airport of Nigeria is on the infamous number one spot in the 5 Worst Airports in the World. I don’t know if this should be considered a recognition or more like an insult, but they received this title in 2015.
Port Harcourt International Airport consists of a single terminal with separate facilities for international and domestic flights. In 2009, PHC accommodated an estimate of 1 million and 1.2 million in 2012. Why are they are at the top rank? Well, let the reference pictures answer most of your “whys.” No seating facilities, broken air-conditioning, and what made it worse was that tent for Arrivals Hall. It feels more like a sidewalk than an airport. Moreover, PHC is also the worst airport in Africa.
Well, I hope you never experienced the same complaints as our reliable reviewers had been through with the airports listed above. I never imagined that these kind of airports actually exist. I wonder if they’ve done something to improve their airports. The others at least have developments or future expansion plans; I hope soon they will too because you never start a business just for profits: running a business means you are also capable of handling customers’ concerns.
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