For what is now the 8th time in a row, Cape Town International Airport has been crowned the ‘best airport in Africa’ at the Skytrax World Airport Awards.
Cape Town International Airport takes the crown
Eight in a row! That’s how many times Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) has been named ‘the best airport in Africa’ by Skytrax.
The UK-based airport and airline rating consultancy recently held a glittering awards show in Amsterdam, where Cape Town International Airport walked away with not one, not even two, but THREE accolades.
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The airport was first named number one in the ‘Best Airports by Region’ category – for Africa. The top spot for ‘Cleanest Airport in Africa’ and ‘Best Airport Staff in Africa’ was also taken by CTIA.
Premier Alan Winde, said that the awards only just confirms that Cape Town’s tourism facilities are world-class.
“This latest accolade is further proof of the outstanding standards and level of service we foster in the Western Cape. The award also confirms that our tourism facilities are world-class, befitting our province being a top location for visitors, domestically and from abroad.” Winde said.
“The solid growth we are seeing in tourism is integral to our economy growth, recovery, and job creation. I want to congratulate the airport’s management and staff. You have made us very proud once again.” the Premier added.
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Durban’s King Shaka also took a few spots
The Mother City’s airport wasn’t the only SA airport that took home wins, though. King Shaka International Airport came third in both the ‘Best Airport Staff in Africa’ and the ‘Cleanest Airports in Africa’ categories, and second place in the ‘Best Airports by Region’ category – for Africa.
Singapore’s Changi Airport was named the overall winner for World’s Best Airport for 2023.