Busiest Airports in Africa

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Here is a list of the busiest Airports in Africa:

  1. O.R Tambo International Airport; In Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa, there is an international airport called O. R. Tambo International Airport. It serves as the main airport for flights into and out of South Africa, both domestically and internationally. South African Airways’ hub is located at the airport. Its previous name, Jan Smuts International Airport, was inspired by the same-named former South African Prime Minister.
  2. Cairo International Airport; The busiest airport in Egypt and the main international airport serving Cairo, Cairo International Airport acts as the main hub for several other airlines in addition to EgyptAir and Nile Air. The city’s economic district is around 15 kilometers northeast of the airport in Heliopolis, which is in Cairo. In terms of overall passenger volume, it has been the busiest airport in Africa since 2020.
  3. Cape Town International Airport; The sole airport in the greater Cape Town area that has scheduled passenger services is Cape Town International Airport. The airport includes a central terminal that connects the domestic and international terminals. The airport offers direct flights to smaller South African cities as well as to Johannesburg and Durban, the country’s other two major cities. Internationally, it offers direct flights to a number of locations in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the United States.
  4. Mohammed V International Airport; In Casablanca, Morocco, Mohammed V International Airport is a significant airport. It is situated in the province of Nouaceur and is controlled by ONDA. With almost 8 million passengers using it in 2019, it was the busiest airport in Morocco and the fourth busiest airport in all of Africa.
  5. Addis Ababa Bole International Airport; Haile Selassie I International Airport was the previous name of the airport. It serves as the primary hub for Ethiopian Airlines, the country’s flag carrier, which offers nonstop service to Asia, Europe, North America, and South America in addition to destinations throughout Africa and Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Aviation Academy is based at the airport as well. Nearly 380 flights per day were leaving from and landing at the airport as of June 2018.
  6. Houari Boumediene; it is the primary international airport servicing Algiers, the capital of Algeria, is also known as Algiers Airport or Algiers International Airport.
  7. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport; JKIA, which has scheduled flights to more than 50 countries, is an airport in the Embakasi suburb, 18 kilometers (11 mi) southeast of Nairobi’s central business district.
  8. Murtala Muhammed International Airport; Ikeja International Airport, also known as Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), is the main airport serving the entire state of Lagos in Nigeria. Its IATA and ICAO codes are LOS and DNMM, respectively. The airport, which bears Murtala Muhammed’s name (1938-1976), the fourth military dictator of Nigeria, was initially constructed during World War II.
  9. Tunis Carthage International Airport; this airport is in Tunisia capital city Tunis, it is among the top ten busiest airports in Africa.
  10. King Shaka International Airport; The main international airport servicing Durban, South Africa, is King Shaka International Airport (IATA: DUR, ICAO: FALE), also known as KSIA. It is situated near La Mercy, KwaZulu-Natal, some 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of Durban’s downtown. 41 days before the 2010 FIFA World Cup began, on May 1, 2010, the airport welcomed travelers.
  11. Hurghada International Airport; The international airport serving Hurghada, Egypt, is called Hurghada International Airport (IATA: HRG, ICAO: HEGN). It is situated 5 km (3.1 mi) inland from Hurghada’s central business district, El Dahar. After Cairo International Airport, it is Egypt’s second busiest airport, making it a popular stop for leisure flights, mostly from Europe.
  12. Monastrir Habib Bourguiba International Airport; The airport servicing the Tunisian cities of Monastir and Sousse is known as Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport (French: Aéroport International de Monastir-Habib Bourguiba, AIMHB, Arabic: ) (IATA: MIR, ICAO: DTMB). In March 2007, TAV Airports Holding was given management of the airport by the Tunisian Civil Aviation and Airports Authority (OACA). The airport bears the name of Monastir-born former president Habib Bourguiba.
  13. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport; The main international airport servicing the island nation of Mauritius is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (IATA: MRU, ICAO: FIMP), also known as Aéroport International Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam. It is situated in Plaine Magnien, 48 kilometers (30 miles) southeast of Port Louis, the nation’s capital. The airport, formerly known as the Plaisance Airport, is served by Air Mauritius, the nation’s flag carrier, and it offers direct flights to a number of locations in Africa, Asia, and Europe.
  14. Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport; The Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria’s Abuja is served by Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (IATA: ABV, ICAO: DNAA). It was given the name Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport (1904–1996) in honor of Nigeria’s first president and serves as the country’s principal airport. The airport has a single runway that is shared by both the international and domestic terminals, and it is located about 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of Abuja.
  15. Kotoka International Airport; Ghana’s capital city of Accra is home to Kotoka International Airport (IATA: ACC, ICAO: DGAA). Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), which has offices on the airport grounds, runs the airport. It is Ghana’s only international airport.
  16. Sharm El Sheikh International Airport; Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (Arabic: Mar Sharm El Sheikh El Dawli) (IATA: SSH, ICAO: HESH) is a major airport serving the Egyptian resort town of Sharm El Sheikh. After Cairo International Airport and Hurghada International Airport, it is the third busiest airport in Egypt. Ophira International Airport used to be the name of the airport.
  17. Julius Nyerere International Airport; The major city in Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, is served by the international airport known as Julius Nyerere International Airport (IATA: DAR, ICAO: HTDA). It is situated in Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam Region’s Kipawa Ward in the Ilala District. Flights from the airport are available to places in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. It bears Julius Nyerere’s name, who served as the country’s first president.
  18. Quatro de Fevereiro Airport; The principal international airport serving Angola is known as Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport (Portuguese: Aeroporto Internacional 4 de Fevereiro; Swahili: Uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa wa Quatro de Fevereiro; IATA: LAD; ICAO: FNLU). It is situated in the Luanda Province’s southern region, in the capital city of Luanda. Quatro de Fevereiro, which translates to “4th of February,” is a significant national festival in Angola that commemorates the beginning of the armed resistance movement against the Portuguese colonial government on that date in 1961.
  19. Roland Garros Airport; Gillot Airport was renamed Roland Garros Airport and is now situated in Sainte-Marie on Réunion, France (French: Aéroport de la Réunion Roland Garros; IATA: RUN; ICAO: FMEE). The airport, named for the French aviator Roland Garros, who was born in Saint-Denis, is located 7 kilometers (3.8 NM) to the east of the city.
  20. Khartoum International Airport; The main airport in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, is called Khartoum International Airport (IATA: KRT, ICAO: HSSK). The New Khartoum International Airport, located in Omdourman 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Khartoum’s city center, will take the place of the current airport.

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