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Did You Know? - Cape Town Airport Received 19th Position In World Airport Awards Top 100


Did You Know? - Cape Town Airport Received 19th Position In World Airport Awards Top 100

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South Africa’s major airports continue to receive recognition on the global stage - a perfect sign given the very strong growth of 15,7% in international arrivals / passengers Cape Town has experienced during 2016.

Cape Town International Airport was listed at number 19 of the World’s Top 100 Airports while O. R. Tambo International received the 37th spot. Durban’s King Shaka International Airport was last night named as Best Regional Airport in Africa at the Skytrax 2017 World Airport Awards presented in Amsterdam.

King Shaka International Airport also scooped the Skytrax Award for Best Airport Staff in Africa, with second place going to Cape Town International airport, fourth place to O. R. Tambo International Airport, fifth place to East London Airport and ninth place to Port Elizabeth Airport. King Shaka International also took the award for Best Airport with under five million passengers a year.

The 2017 World Airports Awards are a measurement of customer satisfaction across airports globally. As the benchmark for the aviation industry, the World Airport Awards are voted by customers in the largest, independent annual global airport customer satisfaction survey. 

The awards were based on 13,82-million airport survey questionnaires that were completed by air travelers of 105 different nationalities during the survey period. 

The survey covered more than 550 airports worldwide. It evaluated traveler experiences across 39 key performance indicators from check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration, through to departure at the gate.

Cape Town Airport saw an increase in international tourists arriving for every month between June to December 2016 - with the biggest growth in incoming international passengers being achieved in December 2016 - rising with 28,9% from 88 608 to 114 208.

For more information about the growth in tourism Cape Town has been experiencing during the last year, please follow the link:

Author Benhard Wiese
Published 22 Mar 2017 / Views -
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