Port Harcourt Airport ‘Worst In The World’ – Survey + Cash Shortage Stalls Renovation

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Those that top its charts for worst airports in the world collected the most negative feedback from voters over the past year. These airports fall flat in terms of providing any kind of enjoyable overall airport experience.

It said “instead, they’re dirty, uncomfortable, unfriendly and lack the most basic of services and amenities. They elicit passionate critiques from those who visit them, and countless warnings for future travellers to avoid these places at all costs.”

However, in its 2015 Airport Survey, the travel website reported that while Changi International Airport, Singapore, was named the best, the Port Harcourt International Airport, in Rivers State, Nigeria was named the worst international airport in the world.

Of the 10 worst international airports in the world, the Nigerian airport was the only African airport on the list.

 

WORST AIRPORTS OF 2015

Port Harcourt International Airport (Nigeria)

King Abdulaziz International Airport (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)

Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu, Nepal)

Tashkent International Airport (Uzbekistan)

Simon Bolivar International Airport (Caracas, Venezuela)

Toussaint Louverture International Airport (Port au Prince, Haiti)

Hamid Karzai International Airport (Kabul, Afghanistan)

Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Benazir Bhutto International Airport (Islamabad, Pakistan)

Beauvais-Tille International Airport (Paris)

 

Cash Shortage Stalls Renovation

lack of fund has stalled the completion of airport renovation projects at the international wings of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos and the Port Harcourt International Airport , Omagwa,  Rivers State. The contractor handling the Lagos Airport Power Project , Messrs Mantrac Nigeria Limited, has vowed not to return to site until the government reimburses the money it so far committed into the contract .

The firm did not reveal the amount the company is owed and the entire cost of the contract. An official of the company said due to  lack of funds , some generating plants were not operating at the Lagos Airport . The firm insisted that until the fund it put into the contract was reimbursed, it would not return to site.

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