Airports are the main points of entry for people, including foreigners, hence they should not be seen as mere transport facilities, but should be welcoming, accommodating and secure.
In Africa, countries are investing billions of dollars in the rehabilitation of old airports and construction of new ones to ensure a well-organized, clean and pleasant travel experience.
Yet, only four African airports have been ranked among the World’s Best Airport in 2019, according to UK-based international air transport rating agency, Skytrax. Skytrax announced this on Wednesday, in its annual World Airport Awards at the Passenger Terminal Expo in London, England.
The Skytrax World Airport Awards are voted for by customers in a global airport customer satisfaction survey. Apart from counting down the 10 best airports, Skytrax honours for categories including regional airports, airport dining, best airport staff, baggage delivery and cleanest airport.
For the seventh consecutive year, Singapore Changi Airport was voted as the World’s Best Airport 2019 by international air travellers.
In Africa, the world’s best airports are just from two countries. The following are the best on the continent, according to air travellers: