Cape Town International Airport Awarded Best Airport in Africa

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“We are anticipating yet another bumper peak season in Cape Town and our team is prepped and ready to welcome all of our visitors to the fairest Cape and to facilitate their movement through the airport en route to their destinations.”

South Africa’s Cape Town International Airport was announced the best African airport in the 26th World Travel Awards and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony held in Mauritius in June 2019. The award which comes the third time in a row made the management and the staff so proud of their efforts to deliver first class services to their customers. The Senior Manager in Corporate Affairs, Deidre Davids, could not hide his joy as he received the good news, “We are thrilled to be recognized on the world stage and to receive this accolade three years running. It’s a great tribute to all airport staff who work hard to make Cape Town International Airport award-winning.”

In the previous year on the recipient of the accolade, he said, “Cape Town is honored to once again receive this very important accolade. Being named Africa’s Leading Airport for the second year is extremely gratifying and reinforces the hard work and commitment to excellence demonstrated at this airport in the last one months.”

This is the third largest African airport but second largest in South Africa, OR Tambo International Airport being the biggest. It is also a great tourist destination having attractions like Table Mountain, Camps Bay, V&A Waterfront, Long Street, the Bookap, and the City Bowl. All these attractions are crowned by the luxurious hotels where guests dine and get world-class accommodation served by professionals. There are also conference centers with an excellent ambience where business meetings, training, workshops or formal discussions are held. The restaurants offer amazing snacks which the guest can grab as they prep on their tours. As a result of its magnificent facility and equipment, this airport always provides the best services to its visitors. South Africans cannot help it but be proud of their own airline company which is not only recognized by World Travel Awards but also by Skytrax World Airport Awards. The latter showered the airport with similar accolades in March this year, making it recognized globally.

The awards are based on extensive surveys of about 13-million questionnaires filled by over 100 nationalities of airline customers in 550 airports globally. The surveys target traveller experiences in different categories, including check-ins, transfers, shopping, security, and departure at the gate, among other factors. Cape Town International Airport covers about 10 to 20 million passengers from different walks of life and also has the busiest route (position 11), from Cape Town to Johannesburg, with 33,708 annual flights and over six carriers in operation.

Cape Town International Airport is a busy airport which has flights departures and arrivals throughout the world. It’s home to prestigious international airlines in the world such as British Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa, Qatar, Malaysia Airlines, Air Mauritius, Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Airlines, and South African Airways. It also hosts local airlines, which are Mango,, and Airlink.



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