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Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan the worst in the world

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  1. MM_Haider

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    Islamabad airport in Pakistan has been voted the worst in the world, knocking Manila off the top of the unenviable list.
    The poll, carried out by the Guide to Sleeping at Airports website, named Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport the very worst based on comfort, facilities, cleanliness and customer service.

    The Worst Airports of 2014 report included a quote from a traveller comparing it to a “central prison” because of “aggressive security checks”, crowds and dirt.

    “Travellers have also complained about the airport’s inability to handle passengers for over a decade – and thankfully, it seems the end of ISB is near,” the site said.

    “A new airport is slated to be completed for mid-2016, which should dramatically improve air travel to the city."

    Others appearing on list included Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport, in Saudi Arabia, Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, in Nepal, and Tashkent International Airport, in Uzbekistan.

    Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport came in at fourth place after three consecutive years on the top spot, mainly because of overcrowding and air conditioning problems in Terminal 1.

    Positive votes for Terminal 3 of the Philippines travel hub and renovation work have seen its ranking improve, despite continuing complaints about “overcrowding, lengthy queues, limited seating, unfriendly immigration/customs officers and smelly toilets”.

    No UK airports appeared in the global top 10 but Luton did make an appearance in the regional list for Europe, being voted eighth-worst.

    alling London’s airports generally “mediocre”, its distance from the capital counted against it along with its “bleak if sufficient amenities”.

    “The real downer occurs upon realising that the airport charges for virtually everything – beginning with wi-fi and ending with the plastic liquid bags for security,” the review said.

    “For sleepers, you’d be wise to arrive early to find your most idyllic patch of floor before the masses descend.”

    Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan the worst in the world - News & Advice - Travel - The Independent

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    Not a single good news coming from Pakistan..
     
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    You have a new airport that should be completed in 2016, thats good news.
     
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    Islamabad doesn't has its own airport.they are using the military airport.
     
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    Coz Pak posters are not looking hard enough to find the,... maybe ?

    Look around Sir, all is not bad all the time.

    In which case this must be the first Military airport anywhere called Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport.
     
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    yea.. but mostly it is bad news...
     
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    a new civil airport is being built on the outskirts of ISLD. Chaklala would revert to being Nur Khan AB.
     
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    It is already renamed as Gandhara International airport.
     
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    Alfready posted.

    @Horus

    Please merge both threads
     
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    Will that airport also be named after some crooked and corrupt politician? Can this pathetic practice be challenged in the SC to stop corrupt politicians from naming buildings after them?
     
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    With PMLN in Power,
    We could see the New airport being named Nawaz & Shahbaz International Airport
    Had PPP been in power It would have been called Baby Bhutto International Airport
     
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    Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder..

    Phir fauji airport kis tarah hoya ?
     
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    The present airport is also the PAF nur khan airbase aswell as the benazir bhutto airport but as the new islamabad airport(Gandhara) is suppose to be completed in 2016-17.The Benazir Bhutto name might be removed and it will remain as Paf Nur khan airbase

    Gandhara is the name of the new airport being built in Islamabad
     
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    This is the third time in two days the airport is called the worst in the world-
    thats how bad it really is-
     
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