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The international airports in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg have earned the top 3 places at the Skytrax Awards in France.


South Africa (22 June 2022) – The best airports in the world have been named, and for the continent of Africa, the top three spots were awarded to South African airports. Bloemfontein also made the top 10 list. The Skytrax award ceremony, held in France, named the airports the best in Africa.

Skytrax is an online platform that rates, reviews, and monitors the airports of the world, offering travellers an in-depth look at the airports along their travel routes. They launched the World Airport Awards in 1999 and are regarded as a quality benchmark for the world airport industry. Unlike most award systems, this one has no fee pay system or any kind of requirement to be included in the awards. Winners are chosen purely on merit and customer satisfaction reviews.

So, thanks to travellers in Africa, the top three winners are South African. This is fantastic news as we begin to welcome tourists and travellers back to our beautiful country. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula congratulated Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) for holding our ports of entry to such a high standard. He commended efforts in maintaining international security standards as well as adopting Covid-19 measures to protect all staff and travellers using our international airports.

“All these afford us a competitive edge globally to the benefit of all South Africans who derive economic benefits from our airports being port of choice for local, business and tourism travel. I congratulate ACSA management for consistently raising the standard and ensuring South African airports always come on top,” – Fikile Mbalula

The winners for Africa 2022 are:

  1. Cape Town
  2. Durban King Shaka
  3. Johannesburg
  4. Mauritius
  5. Casablanca
  6. Marrakesh
  7. Kigali
  8. Addis Abba
  9. Cairo
  10. Bloemfontein

Sources: Skytrax / iol
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