Casablanca Mohamed V International Airport top list of world best airport in Africa
Published On 13 Mar, 2018



Recently Airport Council International (ACI) has revealed its list of world best airports and Casablanca’s Mohamed V International has made it to the top of the list. Casablanca’s Mohamed V International has not only jumped to the coveted place of number one in Africa but it has also established its reputation of building a customer friendly atmosphere regarding security, traffic and comfort.

ACI also gives prominence to lounge and restaurants in its overall assessment. ‘ASQ is the only worldwide program to survey passengers at the airport on their day of travel. The program measures passengers’ views of 34 key performance indicators. 74% of the world’s top 100 busiest airports are part of the ASQ network which delivers 600,000 individual surveys per year in 42 languages in 84 countries. The program served 343 airports in 2017,’

ACI also added that the list of countries this year that made the cut are portrayed as ‘unprecedented’, ‘challenging’, and ‘increasingly competitive when it comes to airport industry operating environment. They further noted that these countries showed continuous service improvement as key ingredient in business performance’, which shows that Casablanca’s Mohamed V International, fulfilled all the requirements required for the award. It also reflects the considerable efforts that Moroccan airports-linked authorities have been deployed to drastically improve the country’s aviation business, especially as the country is keen on capitalizing on long-standing and undisputed stature of ‘touristic hub.’

But while the Morocco is filled with pride for her airports, the country’s national airlines (Royal Air Maroc) unfortunately didn’t make it to aviation companies’ ‘La cour des grands.’ In that category, considering some other criteria, essentially travel cost (low cost with good quality), the best African airlines are said to be, respectively, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, South African Airways, Egypt Air, and Fast Jet (Tanzania), among others.

To improving the image of Africa-based airlines, this  has caused many onlookers to insist that the African Union’s recent Single African Market Initiative, a project set to submit African air travel practitioners to the ‘same regulatory framework’, is perhaps the principal but ‘invisible’ incubator of this emerging image of trustworthy and reliable ‘African’ aviation companies.

Apart from Casablanca having the award as ‘Africa’s grand winner’, other airports such as Mauritius and Durban airports also made it to the top list.

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