2 PH airports cited on 2019 ‘SleepingInAirport’s Best’ list
Two Philippine airports in the Visayas region are cited in the 2019 Sleeping in Airport’s Best Airports in Asia list, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) last Oct. 30.
These airports include Mactan Cebu International Airport that ranked 16th and Iloilo International Airport that placed 18th on the list.
Criteria include food options, services, comfort, security or immigration, cleanliness, ease of transit, as well as “sleepability.”
The website says airports that topped the list have a lot of things in common, which include rest areas, ample seating, security procedures, plenty of food options, and efficient check-in.
“Some airports go above-and-beyond with perks like in-terminal movie theatres and gardens,” says the website.
In the meantime, if you want to know which airports are on top of the list, these include:
- Seoul Incheon Airport
- Tokyo Narita Airport
- Osaka Kansai Airport
- Taipei Taoyuan Airport
- Hong Kong Airport
- Kuala Lumpur Airport
- New Delhi Airport
- Jakarta Airport
- Tokyo Haneda Airport
- Mumbai Airport
- Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
- Bangalore Airport
- Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport
- Hyderabad Airport
- Da Nang Airport
- Islamabad Airport
- Kunming Airport
Meanwhile, CAAP spokesperson Eric Apolonio said in an interview that the agency is expecting more Philippine airports to be cited on the said survey in the coming year. It is because there are Philippine airports, that include airports in Laguindingan, General Santos City, and Bohol Panglao International Airport, that presently undergo a facelift.
He said that the agency is optimistic that these airports can join the list next year.
“[These] would make it into the list,” said Apolonio.
Which Philippine airports do you think could also make it on the list for the year 2020? Sound off in the comments section below.