Ten best airports in Africa 2021


Airports are a critical part of any country’s economy. They are frequently the first impression that foreign nationals get when visiting a nation for the first time. As a result, every country has to ensure that their airport provides the best travel experience for all passengers and looks the part as it may be the make or break factor into whether foreign nationals value the country at high standards or not. Year after year, the best airports remain the one that provides the primary customers’ needs such as fantastic customer service, internet, phone services, transport services, reception chairs, bank services, exchange services, and easy to navigate terminals.

Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport

The Casablanca airport, also known as the Mohammed V International Airport, is located in Casablanca, Morocco, and it is the main airport serving Casablanca.

In Morocco and Africa, it is one of the busiest airports flying travellers to many destinations around Africa and Europe, including parts of North America, South America, and Asia. The airport has facilities for a pleasant passenger experience. Some of its services and facilities are lounges, accessible WIFI, mini shopping malls, restaurants, designated smoking rooms, medical facilities, prayer rooms, ATMs, currency exchange, and banking services.

Kigali International Airport

The customer service in the Kigali International Airport means so much for its passengers, which is why it makes the list. With excellent facilities in there, the staff services, check-ins, safety, and security are top-notch. Regularly, travellers comment on how efficient, helpful, and friendly their staff have been to them. The International Aviation Standards ranks it as one of the best airports for fire disaster response.

Seychelles International Airport

Another East African airport making the list is the Seychelles International Airport. It is situated along the island of Mahé, Victoria, Seychelles. It is the primary airport in Seychelles, receiving most of the country’s domestic and international flights. The airport contains two terminals, one for domestic travels and the other for international trips. There is Wi-Fi available around the airports, including charging ports, specified smoking areas, showers, restaurants, and rest zones.

Port Elizabeth International Airport

Now named the Dawid Stuurman International Airport, Port Elizabeth international airport is a notable airport in Africa and South Africa. Situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, the Port Elizabeth international airport allows for easy tourist access.

It receives airlines from British Airways, South African Airways, Qatar Airways, Safair, Mango, and Kulula. The Port Elizabeth international airport is built for an excellent customer experience. There are maps, car parks, retail shops, pubs, cafes, and transport services.

Mauritius International Airport

The Mauritius Airport is also called the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, named after Mauritius first prime minister, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam.

It is located in Port Louis, at Plaine Magnien, and it is the main airport for entering Mauritius. It flies passengers internationally to Asia, Europe, and other countries in Africa.

Mauritius International Airport is characterised by a single passenger terminal, post office, currency exchange counter, public phone booths, Spa, tourists information centre, prayer room, and tour operators. Additionally, buses, taxis, and car rentals are available to ease passengers’ transport and luggage.

Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport

Located in Kempton Park, the airport lies almost centrally at Johannesburg and to the south of Pretoria.

It was previously known as the Jan Smuts Airport but is now called the Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport in honour of late and past African National Congress President Oliver Reginald Tambo. In Africa, this airport is unique for being the busiest airport on the continent. The Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport is only among the few airports worldwide to fly passengers to the other six continents directly. Further, it also serves many sub-Saharan African countries.

King Shaka International Airport

Occupying the top rank on the number 2 spot is the King Shaka International Airport, located in South Africa. Situated in Durban, this airport played an important role during the 2010 World Cup bringing fans from around the world to South Africa.

The airport is characterised by straightforward travel processes, numerous retail outlets, several check-in counters and self-service kiosks, and a safety radar system.

Cape Town International Airport

 The Cape Town International Airport leads as the number 1 best Airport in Africa. Situated in Matroosfontein in Cape Town, the Airport offers the most pleasant travel experience for voyagers. It has free access to Wi-Fi, restaurants, lounges, prayer room, 120 check-in desks, travellers, very polite and helpful staff, passenger lift, MyCity bus rapid transit for effortless movement within and outside the airport.

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