Top 10 best international airports in Africa in 2024

PostsMay 2, 2024
Top 10 best international airports in Africa in 2024

( Photo: Cape Town International Airport )

Africa is emerging as a premier global destination for travelers, fueled by a dynamic tourism and business sector. The continent's aviation network is rapidly evolving, facilitating vital connections between Africa and the international community.

In its recent 2024 report on the Best Airports in Africa, Skytrax, a respected international airline assessment organization, highlighted the dominance of South Africa alongside entries from Kenya, Morocco, Rwanda, and Mauritius.

1. Cape Town International Airport, South Africa

This cutting-edge international hub is renowned for its modern infrastructure and commitment to eco-friendly practices. Serving approximately 4.13 passengers per 10 square meters daily, it caters to a discerning clientele.

2. King Shaka International Airport, South Africa

Located in Durban, this airport exemplifies excellence among Africa's premier international airports. Its expansive terminal, covering 102,000 m2, accommodates up to 7.5 million passengers annually.

3. Johannesburg International Airport, South Africa

As the primary hub for domestic and international travel in South Africa, this airport has ranked as Africa's fifth busiest since 2020, with a capacity for 28 million passengers per year.

4. Casablanca International Airport, Morocco

Handling approximately 7.6 million passengers in 2022, it ranks among Africa's top 10 busiest airports and serves as a key hub for Royal Air Maroc, Royal Air Maroc Express, and Air Arabia Maroc.

5. Mauritius International Airport

A strategic gateway with direct flights to Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe, distinguished by its dedication to passenger satisfaction and prime location.

6. Marrakech International Airport, Morocco

This international facility connects Europe, the Arab world, and soon North America, designed to handle 2,500,000 passengers annually.

7. Addis Ababa International Airport, Ethiopia

Formerly known as Haile Selassie I International Airport, this serves as the main hub for Ethiopian Airlines, linking Ethiopia and Africa with Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.

8. Kigali International Airport, Rwanda

Playing a vital role in connecting Kigali and other East African cities, this airport accommodates 1.5 million passengers annually.

9. Cairo International Airport, Egypt

As a strategic hub and the primary gateway into North Africa, it is Egypt's largest and busiest airport, with non-stop flights to over 124 destinations in more than 50 countries. Cairo welcomed 26 million passengers last year, marking a 30% increase from the previous year.

10. Nairobi International Airport, Kenya

An essential connection point for East African destinations, it has expanded its capacity to accommodate up to 26.5 million passengers annually.

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