Three of South Africa’s airports receive four coveted global awards

Posted on 22 April 2024 By Savanna Douglas

Three South African airports received recognition at the 2024 Skytrax World Airport Awards held in Frankfurt, Germany.

Skytrax has operated the World Airline and Airport Star Rating system for 25 years, assessing airlines and airports on quality and service since 1999.

The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) says these are coveted accolades for airports across the globe.

Receiving a Skytrax Airport Award is an international benchmark of airport excellence, and South Africa has just bagged three of them.

Cape Town International Airport won Best Airport in Africa and Best Airport Staff in Africa. This year will mark the ninth-year streak of Cape Town International being named as best airport in Africa, and the fourth consecutive year for the best airport staff on the continent.

King Shaka International Airport was named Best Regional Airport in Africa.

OR Tambo International Airport was ranked third Best Airport in Africa and also won Best Airport Hotel.

The Top 20 airports globally include Doha Hamad Airport, Singapore Changi Airport, Seoul Incheon Airport and Tokyo Haneda Airport.

Tokyo Haneda Airport was awarded the title of the World’s Cleanest Airport. Doha’s airport won best Airport Shopping and Best Middle Eastern Airport, while Singapore’s Changi Airport was recognised as the Best Airport in Asia and for the World’s Best Airport Immigration Service. Seoul Incheon Airport was named the World’s Most Family-Friendly Airport.

Top 20 airports around the world

As per The South African, these are the top 20 global airports that received 2024 Skytrax World Airport Awards:

  1. Doha Hamad Airport
  2. Singapore Changi Airport
  3. Seoul Incheon Airport
  4. Tokyo Haneda Airport
  5. Tokyo Narita Airport
  6. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
  7. Dubai Airport
  8. Munich Airport
  9. Zurich Airport
  10. Istanbul Airport
  11. Hong Kong Airport
  12. Rome Fiumicino Airport
  13. Vienna Airport
  14. Helsinki-Vantaa
  15. Madrid-Barajas
  16. Centrair Nagoya Airport
  17. Vancouver Airport
  18. Kansai Airport
  19. Melbourne Airport
  20. Copenhagen Airport

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