Top 10 busiest airports in Africa

What are the largest/busiest airports in Africa?

Africa is a continent on the rise, this also applies to the aviation market. At this moment, Africa is responsible for only 3% of global air traffic, while 17% of the world’s population lives in Africa. In the top 10 largest airports in Africa there are three airports in South Africa, namely Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Many large African airports depend to a great extent on the national airline in the country, known examples are Cairo Airport (EgyptAir), Addis Ababa Bole Airport (Ethiopian Airlines) and Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport (Kenya Airways).

Top 10 largest / busiest airports in Africa, 2016

Position Airport Total passengers
1 Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport* (South Africa) 20.692.780
2 Cairo Airport (Egypt) 16.468.082
3 Cape Town Airport* (South Africa) 10.211.390
4 Addis Ababa Bole Airport (Ethiopia) 8.900.000
5 Casablanca Mohammed V Airport (Morocco) 8.616.787
6 Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport (Algeria) 7.500.000
7 Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport (Kenya) 7.039.175
8 Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport (Nigeria) 6.694.747
9 Durban King Shaka Airport* (South Africa) 5.220.002
10 Tunis-Carthage Airport (Tunisia) 4.928.438

* April 2016 to March 2017

Sources:

  • www.airports.co.za
  • www.faan.gov.ng
  • www.en.wikipedia.org

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