Can You Guess the 10 Worst Airports in the World?

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You may think the US has some pretty bad airports, but fortunately they seem to exceed the standards at Sleeping In Airports’ Worst Airports in the World 2015. They surveyed their members to get candid feedback on the best and worst airports.

Complaints include a tent for an arrival hall; broken, insufficient, and in one case completely absent bathroom facilities; hours spent in immigration lines; angry, combative passengers; and more.

2015 Worst Airports in the World

1. Port Harcourt International Airport, Nigeria (PHC) 

2. Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia (JED) 

3. Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal (KTM)

4. Tashkent International Airport, Uzbekistan (TAS) 

5. Caracas Simón Bolívar International Airport, Venezuela (CCS) 

6. Port au Prince Toussaint Louverture International Airport, Haiti (PAP)

7. Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan (KBL)

8. Ho Chi Minh City Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, Vietnam (SGN) 

9. Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Pakistan (ISB)

10. Paris Beauvais-Tille International Airport outside Paris, France (BVA) 

Pakistani Correspondent did a post on her experience traveling through Jeddah as an unaccompanied female (as well as the abysmal lounge conditions in Lahore (not on the list of worst airports).

You know you're in trouble when you see this in the airport lounge bathroom...

You know you’re in trouble when you see this in the airport lounge bathroom…

Fortunately I’ve never had to fly through any of these airports, with the exception of an unexpected stop at Caracas, and continuing passengers were allowed to stay on the plane.

Caracas Airport

I have been fortunate to fly through 9 of the 10 best airports in the world, Helsinki being the only one I haven’t visited. Yet.

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  1. Soddon

    October 21, 2015 at 1:13 am

    And here I was thinking LGA would be on the list…

  2. Bob

    October 21, 2015 at 1:40 am

    Worst airport is a relative term. We need some kind of methodology to compare.

    Regardless, I’m mildly surprised that Ho Chi Minh was on the list.

    I would personally add CDG in Paris (horrible hamster maze), Lagos in Nigeria, and Bagan and Inle Lake airports in Myanmar.

    • wowwee

      October 21, 2015 at 2:59 am

      Conditions already mentioned in the article.

      anyway to me worst just means crap… it is quite easy to tell a good airport and a bad one. the bad one just SUCKS.. to find the worst? which suck the most! easy.

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