Airports are the cathedrals of modernity. But they don’t always remember to make them comfortable for those who have to suffer through them.
To make this list with the worst airports in the world of 2016, we took into account issues such as the comfort of the facilities, the existence of sufficient rest areas and seats, the kindness of workers, Immigration and security personnel, customer service or cleanliness of the bathrooms. So without further ado, the 10 Worst Airports in The World:
1. King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
Except for the fact that it has free WiFi, the rest of the negative aspects of this airport make it worthy of this undesirable top spot. With hardly any resting places or restaurants, the hygiene of the complex leaves much to be desired in general, and its immigration officers are usually described as arrogant and impolite.
2. Jubba International Airport (South Sudan)
A practically new state, born after a bloody and long civil war, has other concerns beyond the comforts of its airport. But the truth is that the Jubba terminal is more like a sauna with few services – where the lavatories are often broken most of the time – than an international terminal. Unfortunately, given the current scenario, I doubt that conditions will improve any time soon because there are bigger concerns for the country.
3. Port Harcourt International Airport (Nigeria)
Usually it is always one of the aerodromes worst rated by travelers. Passengers crowded in front of the counters in endless queues as they try to scare the countless mosquitoes swarming around the room. Poorly cleaned toilets, luggage collection without tape, and accusations of practices close to corruption in their officers make this place one of the most undesirable travel destinations.
4. Tashkent International Airport (Uzbekistan)
The airport of the capital Uzbek keeps making a case for gunning for the top spot each year in this list of dubious prestige. In fact, it’s considered the worst airport in Asia. User complaints focus primarily on the amount of security controls that undermine the patience of the holiest, and make it impossible to advance to the boarding gates.
5. Santorini National Airport – Thira (Greece)
It’s true that much of the fault of the poor score of Santorini airport has the massification of tourists who arrive in hordes to the island. That said, it doesn’t help that the facilities are ridiculously small, and that people need to wait to check in under the blazing sun. Once inside, the situation doesn’t improve as the waiting rooms don’t have air conditioning. In August, better arm yourself with patience.