Here are Africa’s best airports for 2019

Mildred Europa Taylor March 29, 2019
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Cape Town International Airport – South Africa

The primary airport serving the city of Cape Town, South Africa was voted as the best airport in Africa. This is the fourth year running that Cape Town International Airport secured an award for the best airport after being recognized on multiple occasions. Globally, the airport, which has direct flights to several destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe, was ranked 22nd, an improvement from last year’s 21st position. Located approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the city centre, the airport was opened in 1954 to replace Cape Town’s previous airport, Wingfield Aerodrome. It remains a firm destination of choice for global travellers and over the past few years, it has shown sustained growth in passenger numbers with a 5.3% increase year on year in 2017, according to Airports Company South Africa (ACSA). Growth in international passengers has been in double digits for the past few years, ACSA adds. For the first time in December 2016, the airport exceeded the 10 million passenger-per-year milestone‚ which repeated again in December 2017 when passenger numbers significantly exceeded this mark. The fresh and modern airport, with an easy-to-navigate layout, boasts of a library, hotels, a budget-friendly grocery store, and a few pay-to-use lounges and friendly staff.

Last Edited by:Victor Ativie Updated: March 31, 2020


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