Nations worldwide have made tremendous strides in constructing top-class terminals that meet global standards and enhance their economies.
African countries have not been left behind. The busiest airports in Africa are positioned according to the number of passengers they accommodate yearly.
Air travel continues to be one of the best things to happen to humanity as it connects countries to the outside world. Besides, it's more accessible and affordable in 2022 than before.
There are several vibrant postmodern London strips in Africa used by hundreds of millions of passengers from different parts of the globe annually.
There are approximately 46 global standard airfields and around 431 national airports in Africa. Most airfields found in the continent are airstrips servicing local flights, however, the few major international airports are doing a great job in serving millions of travelers yearly. here are the top 5 airports in Africa with the highest passenger traffic.
Murtala Muhammad international airport is a top landing strip situated in Ikeja Lagos.
The facility was constructed during the second world war and named after Murtala Ramat Muhammad, former head of state.
Murtala Muhammed is home to the state national carriers, Aric air, and Air Nigeria among other 30 airlines handling both commercial and cargo.
It is operated and run Bi-Courtney aviation services.
The number of globetrotters passing through the facility is approximately 6.5 Million people annually.
2. Hurghada international airport, Egypt
Hurghada international airport is the only international airport in the city of Hurghada.
Its location is five kilometers to the southeast of El Dahar which happens to be the city center of Hurghada.
Being the only international airport, it is frequented by many flyers across the globe. Also, this airport has a big surface area of 92 000 square meters and as a result of this, it deals with passenger traffic roughly 6.6 million passengers in a year being placed on the list of top airports in Africa.
3. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, named after the Late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, who was the country's first president and former prime minister, is situated 18 kilometers to the southeast of the business district of Nairobi city, Kenya.
The reason why this airport is considered one of the busiest on the continent is that it has a massive passenger traffic of about 7.1 million passengers annually.
This airport operates shadowed flights to more than 50 destinations across the world.
JKIA operates approximately 126 traveler flights every day and the longest flight is 15 hours from Nairobi to New York using Kenya Airways, the national carrier in Kenya.
4. Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport, Algeria
Founded in 1924 as Maison Blanche Airport, Houari Boumediene is located in Algiers and was named after a former president of Algeria.
The airport of Algiers has been functioning for several decades, boosting its reputation. Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport, recognized by its ALG airport code is the primary international airport in the city of Algiers. It is found 16.9 kilometers away from its city center.
This airport occupies a surface area of 73 hectares and it has an enormous passenger traffic of 7.9 million per year.
These reasons are enough to make it one of the busiest airports in Africa.
5. Tenerife South Airport, South Africa
Tenerife south airport is a combination of two international airports situated in the Tenerife islands.
The airport with the TFS airport code is located in Granadilla de Abona municipality covering an ample space of 2034 square kilometers.
It is counted as SA’s busiest airport. This airport has a massive passenger traffic of 11.04 million passengers serving each year.
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