For the 7th time in a row, Cape Town International Airport has been named the best airport on the continent.
This was announced at the recent Skytrax World Airport Awards.
EWN reports that Western Cape Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, gloated about how the awards for having the best staff and the cleanest airport in Africa.
Wenger added that the victories were an excellent showcase for international travellers, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic decimated the tourism industry.
Not only did Cape Town International Airport win the best airport prize, but the airport was also awarded the awards for having the best staff as well as the cleanest airport.
Wenger said the airport aims to compete on an international level and has therefore decided to improve traveller safety through a R1 billion plan.
“In the Western Cape we have a R1 billion safety plan – which is aimed at increasing safety in the province and that is aimed especially in communities with the highest crime rates, because if we can bring down crime in those hotspot areas, that makes the overall safety in the province better.”
At the awards ceremony, the top 100 airports in the world were announced with Doha Hamad taking the first place, followed by Tokyo Haneda and Singapore Changi in second and third place respectively.
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