AirHelp, an organization that specializes in air traveler rights and seeks compensation in cases of delays or cancellations, provides annual ranking of the best and worst airports across the world.
The airports are rated based on three factors: on-time performance, service quality, and food and shopping options.
The first accounts for 60% of the score and the other criteria each make up 20%.
The data used by AirHelp for the latest ranking comes from multiple commercial vendors, along with its own database. The organisation also used 40,000 passenger surveys collected in 40 countries in 2018.
The top three spots in AirHelp’s rankings are occupied by Doha’s Hamad International Airport, Tokyo Haneda International Airport, and Athens International Airport. The three have taken the top spots since the ratings began in 2015.
Legit.ng highlights the list of the top 10 best and the top 10 worst airports of the 2019, as ranked by AirHelp.
The 10 best airports of 2019
1. Hamad International Airport, Qatar (DOH)
2. Tokyo International Airport, Japan (HND)
3. Athens International Airport, Greece (ATH)
4. Afonso Pena International Airport, Brazil (CWB)
5. Gdansk Lech Wałęsa Airport, Poland (GDN)
6. Sheremetyevo International Airport, Russia (SVO)
7. Changi Airport Singapore, Singapore (SIN)
8. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, India (HYD)
9. Tenerife North Airport, Spain (TFN)
10. Viracopos/Campinas International Airport, Brazil (VCP)
The 10 worst airports of 2019
123. London Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom (LGW)
124. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Canada (YTZ)
125. Porto Airport, Portugal (OPO)
126. Paris Orly Airport, France (ORY)
127. Manchester Airport, United Kingdom (MAN)
128. Malta International Airport, Malta (MLA)
129. Henri Coanda International Airport, Romania (OTP)
130. Eindhoven Airport, Netherlands (EIN)
131. Kuwait International Airport, Kuwait (KWI)
132. Lisbon Portela Airport, Portugal (LIS)
Meanwhile, in a recent report by Legit.ng, Nigeria's minister of state Aviation, Hadi Sirika, urged the National Assembly to approve $461.8 million for additional work on the new airport terminals ongoing across the country.
Sirika made the request when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Aviation on Monday, March 25, in Abuja for his ministry’s budget defence.
He said the required amount, which was needed in addition to the $500 million loan already gotten from China Exim Bank for the purpose would help to solve some challenges encountered during the process of building the terminals.
He said some of the challenges encountered in the process of building the news terminals were changed in the structural design of the airports, foundation footing and escalators.
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