TOP 10 airports in Africa

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Not a single Nigerian airport made the list of Africa’s top ten airport as ranked by a reputable Canadian travel and hospitality firm. The Guide to Sleeping in Airports on its website had run a survey on best airports around the world, the result placing the Cape Town International Airport as the number one airport in the continent.

The survey released on February 8 2017, had in October 2016 asked travellers to rate airports worldwide on their overall experience on factors like comfort, services, security, customer service and cleanliness.

A statement on their website revealed that Cape Town International Airport is a long-standing fan favourite. Travellers are consistently happy with the terminals’ cleanliness and simplicity – and they’re pleased with the helpful and friendly staff. Amenities like 4 hours of free Wi-Fi, a few pay-to-use lounges, a small budget-friendly grocery store and a library are other welcome additions, not often seen in terminals across the continent.

Kigali International Airport, Rwanda (KGL) came second on the list as best airport in Africa and number one in East Africa.

Passengers are pleased by the clean and modern terminals and by how helpful their staff have been. The airport itself is decently easy to navigate, and services like e-clearing can limit the time you spend in lineups.

Not a single West African airport made the list.

Below is a list of the Top 10 Best Airports in Africa as voted by travellers in the 2016 Airport Survey:

1.Cape Town International Airport, South Africa (CPT)

2.Kigali International Airport, Rwanda (KGL)

3.Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (Port Louis) International Airport, Mauritius (MRU)

4.Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport, South Africa (JNB)

5.Algiers Houari Boumediene International Airport, Algeria (ALG)

6.Durban King Shaka International Airport, South Africa (DUR)

7.Rabat-Sale International Airport, Morocco (RBA)

8.Oujda Angads International Airport, Morocco (OUD)

9.Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kenya (NBO)

10.Cairo International Airport, Egypt (CAI)

Frank Adeiza

Frank Adeiza is a reporter for ezeja News and is based in Enugu. Contact Frank at

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