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Cape Town airport the best in Africa
News / 11 October 2017, 11:17pm / Staff Reporter
Cape Town International Airport File photo: INLSA
Cape Town - The World Travel Awards Africa have recognised Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) as the best airport in Africa.
The airport won the award at a gala ceremony in Rwanda earlier this week.
Economic Opportunities MEC Alan Winde congratulated CTIA on the award, which is voted for by the tourism industry and consumers.
“I would like to commend Deon Cloete and his team at CTIA for flying South Africa’s flag high at these awards, once again being named as the continent’s best airport.”
Winde said they had added 10 new direct routes and secured 11 expansions since the launch of the joint Project Khulisa growth strategy.
“We’ve seen an increase of 27% in international air arrivals in the past year. Improving air access has played a major role in driving this increase,” Winde said.
In a statement, CTIA general manager Cloete said: “Cape Town International Airport is delighted to have received this accolade as it recognises the commitment to excellence shown by the whole of Airports Company South Africa and this particular airport in the last 12 months.
“All indications are that we can expect a bumper peak season in Cape Town. The team is geared to do their bit to welcome all our visitors.”
Cloete said October marked the start of the peak season when seasonal carriers launched their summer schedules. CTIA has already welcomed Edelweiss, which connects Cape Town to Zurich; Condor, which connects the city to Frankfurt; and soon Lufthansa will start operating its Munich to Cape Town run.
The airport also won best airport in Africa and the staff were named Best Airport Staff in Africa at the SkyTrax World Airport Awards, hosted in Germany last year.
CTIA is the second-busiest airport in South Africa.https://www.iol.co.za/capetimes/news/ca ... a-11552623