Top 10 best airports in Africa

Cape Town International Airport has won the Skytrax Award for Best Airport in Africa, at a ceremony held in Amsterdam.

South African airports featured prominently on the list with King Shaka International rated second,  and O.R. Thambo International, East London Airport 6th and Port Elizabeth Airport in 10th place.

The 2017 World Airport Awards are based on 13.82 million airport survey questionnaires that were completed by 105 different nationalities of air travellers during the survey period.

According to Skytrax, the survey operated from July 2016 to February 2017, covering 550 airports worldwide and evaluating traveller experiences across different airport service and product key performance indicators.

Top 10 Best Airport in Africa for 2017:

# Airport Country
1 Cape Town South Africa
2 Durban King Shaka South Africa
3 Johannesburg South Africa
4 Mauritius Mauritius
5 Marrakech Morocco
6 East London South Africa
7 Addis Ababa Ethiopia
8 Cairo Egypt
9 Seychelles Seychelles
10 Port Elizabeth South Africa

Singapore Changi Airport was named as the World’s Best Airport by air travellers for the fifth consecutive year, while South Africa’s major airports performed well on a global level.

Cape Town Airport was ranked 19th (22nd in 2016),  Johannesburg’s OR Tambo slipped to 35th, from 30th in 2016, and King Shaka Airport was stable at 35th best airport in the world.

The Durban airport did rank sixth best regional airport in the rankings.

Top 10 Best Airport in the world for 2017:

# Airport Country
1 Singapore Changi Singapore
2 Tokyo Intl Haneda Japan
3 Incheon Intl Airport South Korea
4 Munich Airport Germany
5 Hong Kong Intl Airport China
6 Hamad Intl Airport Qatar
7 Centrair Nagoya Japan
8 Zurich Airport Switzerland
9 Heathrow Airport England
10 Frankfurt Airport Germany

Read: Multi-billion rand upgrades for OR Tambo and Cape Town International announced

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