Once again, Iloilo International Airport in Cabatuan was voted as one of the best airports in Asia in the 2019 survey.
Travel website Sleeping in Airports (www.sleepinginairports.net) recently released their annual best and worst airports lists, and Iloilo International Airport is again listed as one of Top 20 in Asia at no. 18.
Iloilo Airport used to rank as high as no. 12 in previous years.
Aside from Iloilo, Cebu International Airport in Mactan is also in the best’s list at no. 16. Changi Airport in Singapore is still the best in Asia and the whole world for overall experience.
Sleeping in Airports ask travellers to rate airports worldwide based on their overall airport experience based on the following factors: Comfort (Gate seating, rest zone availability, etc.), Services, facilities & things to do, Food options, Immigration/security, Customer service, Navigation & ease of transit, Cleanliness, and of course, Sleepability.
The travel website explained in ranking the top airports:
“Top airports have a lot in common: plenty of seating, rest areas, a good amount of food options, helpful staff and efficient check-in, and security procedures. Some airports go above-and-beyond with perks like in-terminal movie theatres and gardens. The best thing about each of these airports is their willingness to improve on already top-notch facilities. Many airports are renovating their terminals and some are getting more innovative, with the aim of making the airport a destination in itself.”
Here’s the complete list for Asia’s best airports:
1. Singapore (SIN), 2. Seoul Incheon (ICN), 3. Tokyo Narita (NRT), 4. Osaka Kansai (KIX)
5. Taipei Taoyuan (TPE), 6. Hong Kong (HKG), 7. Kuala Lumpur (KUL), 8. New Delhi (DEL), 9. Jakarta (CGK), 10. Tokyo Haneda (HND);
11. Mumbai (BOM), 12. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK), 13. Bangalore (BLR), 14Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat (SGN), 15. Hyderabad (HYD), 16. Cebu (CEB), 17. Da Nang (DAD), 18. Iloilo (ILO), 19. Islamabad – opened 2018 (ISB), 20. Kunming (KMG).
Iloilo Airport started operating in 2007, and it is due for expansion to increase the its passenger capacity.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), the airport was designed to cater to 1.2 million passengers annually, but the gateway is now serving 2.4 million passengers per year.