Tribhuvan International Airport again considered one of the worst airport in the world

Nepal’s solo International Airport, TIA

Tribhuvan International Airport again considered one of the worst airport in the world

23 October 2016 – Kathmandu

A survey conducted by has stated that Tribhuvan International Airport has been placed at tenth position for the worst airports in the world.

Besides TIA, Uzbekistan’s Tashkent International Airport has made it to the list of the top 10 worst airports in the world while TIA is the only South Asian airport cites the website.

Tribhuvan International Airport as seen from West.

The ranking is positioned according to the airport experience and on the count of the votes casted in the website.

As per the website, the toilet of TIA is dirty and smelly and should be ‘avoided until absolutely necessary’.

“Signage and food options are inadequate, and the staffs do little to help,” it told.

Long immigration lines and multiple annoying checkpoints at the international terminal also create unnecessary annoyance, the survey disclosed.

While problems are still imminent, the airport has made some improvements and it is important to recognize the devastation that occurred in Nepal in 2015 told the website.

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Damaged infrastructure Inside TIA

Crowds and turmoil in the domestic terminal are prevalent but small improvements have been made.

TIA Spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur discarded the survey’s conclusion. “TIA authority is doing its finest to make certain the quality service,” he told, toting up that the review was biased and unjustified.

One of the reviewers explained in the survey that the airport was a factual lofty sanctuary goat farm and services were excruciating. “My cohort and I were roughly obligatory to corrupt customs and check-in as there were at least five checkpoints to get to the gate. Customs was horrendous and we waited in procession for at least an hour.”

Approximately topping the listing of the world’s worst airports last year, TIA had ranked the third worst in the world in 2014, landing on to the same spot as in 2013.

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A black dog being seen since two years inside TIA terminal

While Pakistan’s Bacha Khan International Airport and Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai International Airport ranked 11th and 12th worst, the website ranked Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia the worst in the world, followed by Juba International Airport in South Sudan and Port Harcourt International Airport in Nigeria. Singapore’s Changi International Airport topped the list of best airports in the world in 2016, according to the assessment.


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