Though Africa is rarely celebrated for its high-caliber airports, a very few gems found to be exist across the continent. They may pale while comparing to some of the ultra-modern airports in other regions. However, these airports, which top this list, will be reliably clean, comfortable and provide decent facilities to those who are travelling through. Even, cities are now making certain efforts in order to improve air travel that surely deserves some positive recognition. Given below is the list of top 10 best airports in Africa:
10. Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria:
Situated in Lagoas, Nigeria, Murtala Muhammed International Airport is the major airport that serves the entire nation including the city of Lagos and Southwestern Nigeria. Now, it has turned out to be the main base for Air Nigeria, Arik Air and Nigeria’s Flag Carrier Airlines.
9. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya:
As the busiest airport in central and eastern Africa, it is the chief hub of JetLink Express, Fly540 and Kenya Airways. It was named after the premier Kenyan President & Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta. Situated to the southeast of Nairobi, it is referred as the Kenya’s largest aviation capacity.
8. Port Elizabeth International Airport, South Africa:
The airport is being operated by Airports Company South Africa, which is located nearly 2 miles south of city’s CBD. It earns the title of “Ten Minute Airport” as it can be reached within ten minutes drive from major city areas.
7. Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca, Morocco:
Being operated by ONDA, it seems to be the Morocco’s busiest airport with almost 7 million passengers pass through it every year. Situated 30 KM southeast of Casablance, the airport was named after the Sultan Mohammed V of Morocco.
6. Sharm EI-Sheikh International Aiport, Egypt:
Next to Cairo International Aiport, Sharm EI-Sheikl International Aiport is considered to be the Egypt’s second busiest airport. In the recent times, a new third terminal has been built at the airport to double its passenger capability from 7.5 to 15 million per year.
5. Hurghada International Airport in Hurghada, Egypt:
The airport is situated 5 km southwest of EI Dahar. At present, the airport is served by a single terminal, but the construction of a brand-new terminal with a yearly passenger capability of 7.5 million is found to be underway. Furthermore, passengers will get access to a variety of stores, restaurants and duty-free boutiques.
4. Cairo International Airport in Cairo, Egypt:
It is assumed to be the Egypt’s largest airport and Africa’s second busiest airport with more than 65 airlines making use of it on a yearly basis. Previous having three terminals, the airport currently possesses a new cargo terminal, which is under construction.
3. OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) in Johannesburg, South Africa:
OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is said to be the air transport center of southern Africa. It has become the busiest and biggest airport of Africa by accommodating more than 17 million passengers every year. With above 18,000 employees recruited by several enterprises at ORTIA, the airport will play an essential role in Gauteng Province economy and consists of an impressive infrastructure.
2. King Shaka International Airport in Durban, South Africa:
It is also referred as Airport, which serves as a primary airport to Durban, South Africa. Situated about 35 Km north from the city of Durban, King Shaka International Airport has opened its doors to the passengers on May 1st, 2010 just a month prior to the starting of FIFA world Cup 2010.
1. Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town, Africa:
It is the third largest airport, which has been located about 29 Km away from the city hub. When it comes to customer service, Cape Town International Airport has gained a reputation as Africa’s leading international award-winning airport. This airport has also been honored for its innovative split-level design