Nigeria’s Port Harcourt International Airport received a rather embarrassing award, being named the “world’s worst airport” in 2015 by travel website The Guide to Sleeping in Airports.
According to CNN, the survey asked travellers to identify what they perceive as the world’s worst and best aviation terminals, attracting 26,297 qualifying responses.
The respondents judged facilities in four categories: “comfort, conveniences, cleanliness and customer service”.
According to the survey’s respondents, “Port Harcourt Airport should also win the title of most corrupt airport in the world”, if that category existed.
The airport situated in Port Harcourt, in Rivers State received the overwhelming thumbs down mainly for the, “terminal’s unpleasant and unhelpful staff [who helped] to earn it this trifecta of atrocious awards. With virtually no seating, broken air-conditioning and a tent for an Arrivals Hall,” the survey noted.
“The good news is that some areas of the terminal have been recently renovated, meaning you can expect actual walls, floors and windows,”
“Though it is a far cry from reasonable, improvements are being made,” says the survey.
Not a single African airport appeared in this year’s list of the best airports. However, the number one ranked airport in the “Best Airports in Africa 2015”, South Africa’s Cape Town International Airport, came in at number 26 in the “Top 30 Best Airports in the World”.