Not even a global pandemic can stop Cape Town International Airport from reaping all the rewards, with the airport recently being named Africa’s best airport for the sixth consecutive year.
The award comes after a difficult year for the travel industry that has seen a drastic decline in passengers, despite holding one of the busiest domestic routes in Africa through its connection to Johannesburg, reports IOL.
It’s been an uphill battle for many in the sector, which has made these achievements even more impressive, states MEC for Finance and Economic Opportunities David Maynie.
“Winning this award is even more significant considering the challenging year that the travel industry has experienced, so we are incredibly proud of the team at Cape Town International Airport, who continue to provide a consistent world-class service to those visiting Cape Town and the Western Cape,” he said.
Despite its major success, the International airport has slipped in the global rankings landing at number 33. In 2020, the airport held a global rank of 23, with its current global status being the lowest it has in a decade, reports Business Insider.