Top 10 Busiest Airports in Africa 2020
Africa is a continent with an emerging aviation industry, accounting for about only 3% of global air traffic. South Africa and Tanzania account for four airports (with two airports each) on our list of top 10 busiest airports in Africa. The list of busiest airports in Africa is by the amount of departing and arriving passengers in 2020.
TOP 10 BUSIEST AIRPORTS IN AFRICA 2019
1. Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport (South Africa)
Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport (South Africa) is an international airport located in Kempton Park, Gauteng, south Africa. It is owned by Airports Company South Africa. It was founded in 1952 and formally called Johannesburg International Airport until 2006 when it was renamed after Oliver Reginald Tambo. The airport serves as the primary airport for domestic and international travel to and from South Africa. With the Scheduled passenger flights of 188 daily and with an annual operational capacity of 28,000,000 passengers, O. R. Tambo International airport is the busiest airport in Africa.
2. Cairo International Airport, Egypt
Cairo International Airport is the principal international airport in Egypt and is the busiest airport in in the country. According to Flightsfrom.com, the airport handles about 111 passenger flights daily and an annual operational capacity of 15 million passengers to about 84 destinations across the globe. The airport is operated by Cairo Airport Company and is located at Heliopolis to the northeast of Cairo around 15 kilometers from the business area of the city. It is the second busiest airport in Africa after the O.R Tambo International Airport.
3. Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa
Operated by Ethiopian Airports Enterprise, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is an international airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is located in bole district southeast of the city Centre. The airport was formally known as Hails Selassie international airport. It has several terminals and sits on the 37 kilometer area serving as the primary hub for Ethiopian airlines that serves destinations in Ethiopia and the African continent as well as nonstop service to Asia, Europe, North America and South America. With the daily scheduled passenger flights of 100, it is the third busiest airport in Africa.
4. Cape Town International Airport, South Africa
Cape Town International Airport is the primary international airport serving the city of Cape Town and is the second-busiest airport in South Africa and fourth in Africa, with scheduled passenger flights of 82. It is the only airport in Cape Town Metropolitan area that offers scheduled passenger services.
5. Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Nigeria
This airport was established during the Second World War and named after a Nigerian military ruler Murtala Muhammed. The airport is located at Ikeja, Lagos state Nigeria and is the major airport serving the entire state. The airport traffic has been increasing steadily in the past with passengers ranging over 6,500,000 thanks to the ongoing upgrades within the airport. With the scheduled passenger flights of 78, it is the 5th busiest airport in Nigeria.
6. Mohammed V International Airport, Casablanca
Mohammed V International Airport is an international airport serving Morocco, Casablanca. Located in Nouaceur province and operated in ONDA (National Airports Office) with about 10.3 million passengers passing through the airport in 2019. The airport has a scheduled passenger flights of 76, making it the sixth busiest airport in Africa. It was built by the U.S in 1943 during the Second World War and has consistently a good record as one of the largest and biggest since its founding. It is operated by ONDA.
7. Dar Es Salaam (DAR),Tanzania
Dar Es Salaam (DAR) is the largest airport in Tanzania, United Republic of. You can fly to 32 destinations with 26 airlines in scheduled passenger traffic. It is also the busiest airport in Tanzania and 7th busiest in the African continent with a scheduled passenger flight of 71 daily.
8. Zanzibar (ZNZ), Tanzania
Zanzibar (ZNZ) is the second largest airport in Tanzania, United Republic of. You can fly to 22 destinations with 20 airlines in scheduled passenger traffic. It is also the second busiest airport in Tanzania and 8th busiest in Africa with a scheduled passenger flight of 64 daily.
9. Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV), Abuja
Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport (ABV) is the second largest airport in Nigeria. You can fly to 32 destinations with 20 airlines in scheduled passenger traffic. The airport has a scheduled passenger flights of 59 daily, which makes it the 9th busiest airport in Africa and second in Nigeria.
10. Tunis Carthage Airport
Is an international airport in Nairobi the capital of the largest city in Kenya. Originally named Embakasi Airport, which was changed in 1978 to honor Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s first president and prime minister. It is located in Embakasi and also serve over 7 million passengers. The airport has a scheduled passenger flights of 57 daily, which makes it the 10th busiest airport in Africa