This morning the Skytrax World Airport Awards announced that Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) is the best airport in Africa, for the fifth time in a row. And Durban has the best staff on the continent.

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“This accolade is a massive vote of confidence in our airport and I congratulate the CTIA, their team and all those involved in making this fantastic achievement possible, especially during these trying times.

“This award is yet another one on their impressive list of accomplishments,” said the City’s Mayoral member for economic opportunities and asset management, Alderman James Vos.

Vos also revealed that last week, together with Cape Town Tourism (CTT) (the city’s official Destination Marketing Organisation), the City of Cape Town has detailed plans to plot a sustainable future for the tourism sector.

“Central to these plans is our award-winning and world-class airport to bring back our tourists and to take our local goods across the world,” he said.

Durban King Shaka Airport wins awards

Durban’s King Shaka Airport also did well at the Awards… being named

  • Best Airport Staff in Africa,
  • Best Regional Airport in Africa, and
  • Best Airport for handling 5-10 million passengers.

Changi Airport in Singapore wins again

Changi Airport in Singapore was voted the World’s Best Airport for the 8th consecutive year at the 2020 World Airport Awards which were meant to have been held on 1 April in Paris but were cancelled due to COVID-19. Instead a ‘virtual awards ceremony’ was streamed live on YouTube.


Some of the key winners at the 2020 World Airport Awards include:

WORLD’S BEST DOMESTIC AIRPORT
Tokyo Haneda Airport

WORLD’S BEST AIRPORT STAFF SERVICE
Kansai International Airport

WORLD’S CLEANEST AIRPORT
Tokyo Haneda Airport

WORLD’S MOST IMPROVED AIRPORT
Paris Orly Airport

WORLD’S BEST REGIONAL AIRPORT
Chūbu Centrair International Airport, Nagoya

WORLD’S BEST AIRPORT TERMINAL
T2, Incheon International Airport

WORLD’S BEST AIRPORT HOTEL
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

WORLD’S BEST AIRPORT DINING
Narita International Airport

WORLD’S BEST AIRPORT SHOPPING
London Heathrow Airport

WORLD’S BEST AIRPORT WEBSITE & DIGITAL SERVICES
Houston Airports

WORLD’S BEST AIRPORT IMMIGRATION
Hong Kong International Airport

The World’s Top 10 Airports of 2020:
1. Singapore Changi Airport
2. Tokyo Haneda Airport
3. Hamad International Airport
4. Incheon International Airport
5. Munich Airport
6. Hong Kong International Airport
7. Narita International Airport
8. Central Japan International Airport
9. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
10. Kansai International Airport