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.
Regionally, South Africa again dominated Africa’s airports, with six of the top 10 positions.
|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.
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
|1||Changi International Airport||Singapore|
|2||Incheon International Airport||South Korea|
|4||Tokyo International Haneda Airport||Japan|
|5||Hong Kong International Airport||Hong Kong|
|6||Chūbu Centrair International Airport||Japan|
|8||Heathrow International Airport||London, UK|
|9||Kansai International Airport||Japan|
|10||Doha Hamed Airport||Qatar|
|11||Narita International Airport||Japan|
|13||Amsterdam Schiphol Inter||Netherlands|