A campaign on Facebook asking for to rename the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) back to Manila International Airport (MIA) is gaining ground amongs online users.
It is not clear who began the project but Facebook users have actually been sharing posters just recently; requiring that NAIA be renamed back to MIA.
One of the extensively circulated posts read:
The initial structures consisting of today area of Terminal 2, runways, taxiways and the control tower were integrated in the 1950s. A terminal structure for international passengers was inaugurated in 1961, but a 1972 fire triggered severe damage to the original terminal building; prompting the government to build a slightly smaller building in its location that would later become the international terminal.
Back to initial MIA-- the well-known Manila Intl Airport (world class and no1 in ASIA).
Retain as NAIA-- Ninoy Aquino International Airport (worst airport in the world).
Another essential thing, our airport needs enhancements and change the management. and so on. Our airport (MIA) was among the finest airports from 1970s until 1987 ...
We can make it one of the very best again.
Hounded by congestion, absence of facilities, poor service and corruption among airport staff in later years, NAIA has actually been regularly tagged as one of the worst airports in the world by several travel websites.
In 2015, NAIA lastly relinquished its title in The Guide To Sleeping in Airports' list to a Nigerian airport, but stays the 8th worst in Asia.
It was then relabelled to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on August 17, 1987 by virtue of Republic Act No. 6639 under the late president Cory Aquino.
Originally named Manila International Air Terminal, the nation's main international entrance was moved to its present place in 1948 following the Philippine self-reliance.
In 1981, the Terminal 1 was built and was named Manila International Airport (MIA), and replaced the old terminal as the brand-new worldwide terminal.
Netizens stated NAIA must get rid of its 'jinx' as one of the worst airports by reverting it to its old name.
Do you like this concept? from NAIA back to MIA (the original name of the airport that represented our country)-- MANILA INT' L. AIRPORT.