Cape Town International tops
Cape Town - Cape Town International Airport
has been named the best airport in Africa by an international association of
the world's airports, the Western Cape government said on Friday.
The award was made by the Airports Council
International, which surveys passengers on their views of different airports.
Its Airport Service Quality awards have
become an international benchmark for how a good airport should look and should
treat its passengers.
Western Cape tourism MEC Alan Winde said
about 200 airports participated in the survey.
"We are thrilled that Cape Town
International has been named the best airport in Africa," he said.
Winde said the award was a result of the
provincial government, the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) and local
people working together.
Acsa general manager Deon Cloete said South
Africans were competing well in the global arena.
"We are proud that we are able to do our
bit in making this great city and province a better place for all concerned,"