Cape Town International Airport clinched the award for Africa’s leading airport at the 2017 World Travel Awards Africa gala ceremony last night.
Deborah Francis, Specialist: Corporate Affairs, of Cape Town International Airport, was in the Rwandan capital of Kigali to receive the award on behalf of Airports Company South Africa.
The World Travel Awards, acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade, celebrates its 24th anniversary this year. Travel and tourism professionals and business and travel consumers worldwide vote in the awards.
“Cape Town International Airport is delighted to have received this accolade as it recognises the commitment to excellence which has been shown by the whole of Airports Company South Africa and this particular airport in the past 12 months,” said Cape Town International Airport General Manager, Deon Cloete.
In December 2016 Cape Town International Airport exceeded the 10 million passenger mark for the first time, signifying a significant milestone for the airport and the region. Through partnerships such as Air Access the airport has seen 10 new routes and 11 route expansions since 2015. The airport has also shown a 7.3 % increase year-on-year in passenger numbers and Cape Town remains a destination of choice for global travellers.
“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 of our visitors,” added Cloete.
Cape Town International Airport is also preparing for a runway realignment project which is set to unlock the growth potential of Cape Town and the Western Cape by supporting and enabling growth in tourism and the regional economy.
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