Airports offer facilities for commercial aviation flights to take off and land. Most African airports are just functional, but some are stunning and architectural wonders. Flight delays are less torturous inside these beautiful airports.
Here are the ten most beautiful airports in Africa.
10) Angads Airport (Morocco)
Angads Airport serves the city of Oujda, Morocco. It is located at an elevation of 1,535 feet above the sea level.
9) Cairo International Airport (Egypt)
This international airport is located in Cairo, Egypt. It is the busiest airport in Egypt. It has four terminals. Egyptian authorities are planning to develop the airport as a hub for Middle East and Africa. A luxury 350-room 5-star hotel opened in front of terminal 3 in 2013. Many projects like this are still underway.
8) Cape Town International Airport (South Africa)
Cape Town International Airport serves the city of Cape Town, South Africa. It is located around 20 kilometers from the center of the city. The terminal building has a split-level design, with departures located in the upper floors and arrivals in the lower floors.
7) O. R. Tambo International Airport (South Africa)
O. R. Tambo International Airport is a major airport located in Gauteng, South Africa. It has a capacity to handle around 28 million passengers annually and is the busiest airport in Africa. The airport has six terminals.
6) King Shaka International Airport (South Africa)
The King Shaka International Airport is the primary airport of Durban, South Africa. It opened on May 1 2010, around a month before the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The passenger terminal is located in the southern end of the airport and has two levels: one level to handle arrivals and another to handle departures.
5) Enfidha – Hammamet International Airport (Tunisia)
This international airport is located in Enfidha, Tunisia, about 40 kilometers southwest of Hammamet. It is mostly used by European airlines that bring travelers to holiday resorts in Tunisia. The total cost of constructing this airport is estimated to be around €436 million.