Cape Town and Durban International Airports named Africa’s best

The annual Skytrax World Airport Awards held in London on 27 March saw two South African airports being placed among the world’s best. Cape Town International Airport took home the award for Africa’s Best Airport, while Durban’s King Shaka International Airport won Best Regional Airport in Africa and Best Airport Staff in Africa.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Cape Town International Airport has been voted Best Airport in Africa, and it also placed 22nd on the global ranking. King Shaka International Airport placed 29th and has also been recognised previously in the Skytrax awards. O R Tambo International Airport, meanwhile, placed 33rd.

Bongiwe Mbomvu, Airports Company South Africa’s Acting CEO, said, ‘We are very proud of Cape Town International Airport and King Shaka International Airport for again achieving top honours. These accolades affirm the dedication and continued efforts of our staff in creating a memorable airport experience for local and international travellers.’

Image source: Airports Company South Africa


The Skytrax World Airport Awards began in 1999 and are based on opinions from over 100 customer nationalities participating in a passenger survey. Travellers from across the globe take part in the airport customer satisfaction survey to decide the award winners. This year, they received 13.73-million eligible entries from passengers across the globe.


The World’s Top 5 airports are:

1. Singapore Changi

2. Tokyo Haneda

3. Seoul Incheon

4. Doha Hamad

5. Centrair Nayoga


Image source: Airports Company South Africa


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