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Cape Town Named Africa's Best Airport

June 2019 - Cape Town International Airport has once again secured the award for the Best Airport in Africa at the 2019 Skytrax World Airports Award. This is the fourth year running that Cape Town has secured this award.

The awards were held in London and are determined by the outcome of surveys conducted in over 550 airports around the world.

Cape Town International Airport

The survey evaluates traveller experiences across different airport service and product key performance indicators - from check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration through to departure at the gate.

Skytrax World Airports Awards are regarded as a quality benchmark for the world airport industry and conducts airport awards process that is independent, impartial and global.

Said Bongiwe Mbomvu, Airports Company South Africa's Acting CEO: "We are very proud of Cape Town International Airport for again achieving top honours. These accolades affirm the dedication and continued efforts from our staff in creating a memorable airport experience for local and international travellers."



About Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town International Airport is the second-largest airport in South Africa, serving travellers from all over the world.

In 2018, the airport recorded 2.6 million international arrivals representing a 9.6% growth from 2017.

Cape Town International Airport


The airport was extensively upgraded and renovated in 2010 and today it has world-class facilities including dozens of restaurants and coffee shops and a fully-equipped conference centre that is situated in the Southern Office Block.

Cape Town International Airport restaurants and lounges


The Cape Town International Airport launched South Africa's only open airport library where travellers are urged to swap their finished book for another. The Flybrary can be found at the International Arrivals hall.

Cape Town International Airport Flybrary


The airport is just over 20 kilometres from the City Bowl of Cape Town and all the major tourist attractions associated with the Mother City.

Cape Town accommodation, guesthouses and hotels are within close proximity too, making this international airport extremely convenient for travellers.

Cape Town Airport Table Mountain

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First Car Rental Self-Service Terminals

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