KATHMANDU, Oct 22: A travel portal has listed Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) as the world´s third worst airport.
According to The Guide to Sleeping in Airports, a travel website that generates an annual survey to identify the world´s worst and best aviation terminals, TIA is the second worst airport in Asia.
The readers of the website were asked to judge the facilities provided in airports on four criteria: comfort, convenience, cleanliness and customer service.
According to the website, Nepal features in the worst airports list because of the lack of cleanliness. "Nepal´s only international airport was eloquently described to resemble a ´bus station in an impoverished neighborhood´. The airport´s cleanliness is a chief concern for those traveling through, with many remarking on the sorry state of the bathrooms, and the absolute lack of soap,” a post in the portal states.
The portal has listed Pakistan´s Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport as the worst airport in the world. Next in the list are: King Abdulaziz International Airport (Saudi Arabia), Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (the Philippines), Tashkent International Airport (Uzbekistan), Paris Beauvais-Tille Airport (France), Frankfurt Hahn Airport (Germany), Bergano Orio al Serio Airport (Italy), Tegel Airport (Germany) and LaGuardia Airport (USA)
The website has listed Singapore´s Changi Airport as the best airport in the world. Similarly, Incheon International Airport (South Korea) and Helsinki Airport (Finland) have been named second and third best airports in the world. Next in the list are: Munich Airport (Germany), Vancouver International Airport (Canada), Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Malaysia), Hong Kong International Airport (Hong Kong), Tokyo Haneda International Airport (Japan), Schiphol Amsterdam Airport (the Netherlands), and Zurich Airport (Switzerland).