Africa is gradually becoming a top centre for international investors, with many of its countries emerging as the world fastest-growing economies today. Crucial to Africa’s economic development is her international transport network which enables foreign and international investors to easily enter into African countries to do business. Also, with the potential boom of tourism, African nations must strive to maintain top quality airports to attract more visitors. There are already many amazing airports in place which meet international standards, and among them are the top 5 of the best, biggest and busiest airports in Africa that make international investors want to keep coming back:
- OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa is the air transport hub of Southern Africa, which caters for almost 19 million passengers each year and is Africa’s biggest and busiest airport. The airport’s impressive infrastructure has been expanded by thousands of square metres in recent years and hosts airlines from all five continents. The airport is named after one of South Africa’s most important founding fathers Oliver Reginald Tambo, renowned for his significant contribution to the liberation of South Africa.
- Cairo International Airport, Cairo, Egypt is the country’s largest airport and the second busiest airport in Africa, with over 65 airlines using it annually. It caters for about 13 million passengers passing through each year was voted one of the three most improved airports in the 2010 Skytrax World Airport Awards.
- Mohammed V International Airport, Casablanca, Morocco is located 30km southeast of Casablanca and is the busiest airport in Morocco with almost 7.3 million passengers passing through the airport in each year. It was named after the late Sultan Mohammed V of Morocco.
- Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria which is also known as MMIA is the first major airport serving the country, with 6.3 million passengers a year. The airport’s international terminal was modeled after Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It was first built during the world war II in 1947 and was later remodeled in 1979 under General Murtala Mohammed, Nigeria’s fourth Military President whom the airport was named after.
- Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya is the country’s largest airport and the busiest airport in eastern and central Africa. It is named after the first Kenyan Prime Minister and President Jomo Kenyatta. It is located to the southeast of Nairobi and serves 5.8 million passengers a year.
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