SkyTrax: The Best Airports in Africa

The SkyTrax Award , which lists the best airports on the world is based on a questionnaire filled in by 11 million passengers. Hong Kong International Airport was voted the best airport in the world, followed by Singapore Changi Airport and Incheon International Airport. It's important to note that the best three airports are in the Far East Asia.
 The Top accolades in Africa not surprisingly went to South Africa. The best airports in Africa in 2011 are located in South Africa, not surprising given the development and upgrade in its aviation infrastructure that the country underwent in hosting the 2010 World Cup and some solid past investments in its aviation infrastructure. It's therefore not a surprise that South Africa has the most competitive domestic aviation market in Africa.

Here are the best Airports in Africa:
1. OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg: OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) in Johannesburg is the air transport hub of Southern Africa, catering for more than 17 million passengers each year. With more than 18,000 people employed by various companies at ORTIA, the airport plays a vital role in the city's and Gauteng province's economy, and boasts an impressive infrastructure that has expanded by thousands of square metres from its modest origins.

2. Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town: Cape Town International Airport is Africa’s 3rd largest airport, located approximately 20 kms from the city centre. It is also Africa’s premier tourist and VIP destination and has established a reputation as Africa’s premier international award-winning airport, consistently performing among the best in the world for service in its category.

3. King Shaka International Airport Durban: King Shaka International Airport, also known as La Mercy Airport is the primary airport serving Durban, South Africa. Located at La Mercy, approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of the city centre of Durban, it opened its doors to passengers on May 1, 2010. The airport is named after Shaka, leader of the Zulu nation in the early 19th century.

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