These are the best airports in South Africa

The 2016 edition of the World Airport Awards has revealed which South African airport has been rated the top flight hub in the country.

Cape Town International Airport has reclaimed the top spot in the country, ranked 22nd overall (up from 26th in 2015), pushing past Joburg’s OR Tambo which held the number one position for the past two years.

OR Tambo was ranked 30th, overall, down from 24th in 2015.

Cape Town was ranked the best airport in the world for the 5-10 million passenger per year category; OR Tambo ranked 5th in the 10-20 million passenger per year category; and durban ranked top of the under 5 million passenger per year category.

OR Tambo International Airport
OR Tambo International Airport

Regionally, South Africa again dominated Africa’s airports, with six of the top 10 positions.

# Airport Country
1 Cape Town International Airport South Africa
2 OR Tambo International Airport South Africa
3 King Shaka International Airport South Africa
4 Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Mauritius
5 East London Airport South Africa
6 Port Elizabeth Airport South Africa
7 Cairo International Airport Egypt
8 Bloemfontein Airport South Africa
9 Seychelles International Airport Seychelles
10 Marrakesh Menara Airport Morocco

Singapore’s Changi Airport retained the top spot as best airport in the world, followed by South Korea’s Incheon International, which remains in second spot.

Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore Changi Airport

The Awards are based on 13.25 million airport survey questionnaires completed by 106 different nationalities of airline customers during the survey period. The survey operated from June 2015 to February 2016, covering 550 airports worldwide.

The top 15 airports in the world

# Airport Country
1 Changi International Airport Singapore
2 Incheon International Airport South Korea
3 Munich Airport Germany
4 Tokyo International Haneda Airport Japan
5 Hong Kong International Airport Hong Kong
6 Chūbu Centrair International Airport Japan
7 Zurich Airport Switzerland
8 Heathrow International Airport London, UK
9 Kansai International Airport Japan
10 Doha Hamed Airport Qatar
11 Narita International Airport Japan
12 Frankfurt Airport Germany
13 Amsterdam Schiphol Inter Netherlands
14 Vancouver Airport Canada
15 Helsinki-Vantaa Airport Finland

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