Cape Town International Airport voted Africa's best

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Cape Town International Airport has been named Africa’s Leading Airport for the second consecutive year.

The announcement was made at the 25th World Travel Awards Africa and Indian Ocean ceremony in Durban this weekend.

Airport spokesperson Deidre Davids said the award "reinforces the hard work and commitment to excellence demonstrated at this airport in the past 12 months”.

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) said in a statement obtained by PANA that the awards were recognised across the globe as the ultimate independently assessed travel accolade‚ voted for by travel and tourism professionals and consumers worldwide.

“Airports Company South Africa is delighted to be named among the travel sector’s top performers of 2018‚ with both OR Tambo International (Johannesburg) and Cape Town International airports also being nominated for the World’s Leading Airport 2018‚ which will be announced at the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony in December in Lisbon‚ Portugal,” it said.

Cape Town International Airport has shown sustained growth in passenger numbers with a 5.3% increase year on year in 2017. And growth in international passengers has been in double digits for the past few years.

The airport exceeded the 10 million passenger-per-year milestone for the first time in December 2016‚ which repeated again in December 2017 when passenger numbers significantly exceeded this mark.
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08 october 2018 08:56:47




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