List of the busiest airports in Africa

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This is a list of the busiest airports in Africa by passengers per year.

2012 statistics (at least 1,000,000 passengers, incomplete)[edit]

Country Airport City 2012 Change
(12/11)
1 South Africa OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg 18,681,458[1] Decrease01.2%
2 Egypt Cairo International Airport Cairo 14,711,500[2] Increase012.8%
3 South Africa Cape Town International Airport Cape Town 8,505,563[1] Increase00.8%
4 Morocco Mohammed V International Airport Casablanca 7,186,331[3] Decrease01.4%
5 Egypt Hurghada International Airport Hurghada 7,134,032[2] Increase021.4%
6 Nigeria Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos 7,123,047[4] Increase04.8%
7 Egypt Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport Sharm el-Sheikh 6,621,735[2] Increase020.9%
8 South Africa King Shaka International Airport Durban 4,747,224[5] Decrease05.8%
9 Nigeria Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja 3,877,691[4] Decrease019.3%
10 Morocco Marrakesh Menara Airport Marrakesh 3,373,475[3] Decrease01.7%
11 Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Mauritius 2,490,862[6] Decrease03.7%
12 Tunisia Enfidha Airport Enfidha 2,100,000[7] Increase061.5%
13 France La Réunion Roland Garros Airport Saint-Denis 1,997,800[8] Decrease04.2%
14 Egypt Borg El Arab Airport Alexandria 1,960,048[2] Increase095.3%
15 Ghana Kotoka International Airport Accra 1,726,051[9] Increase08.9%
16 Morocco Agadir–Al Massira Airport Agadir 1,384,931[3] Decrease08.7%
17 South Africa Port Elizabeth Airport Port Elizabeth 1,316,063[10] Decrease03.7%
18 Tunisia Monastir International Airport Monastir 1,238,757[1] Increase023.9%
19 Egypt Marsa Alam International Airport Marsa Alam 1,089,032[2] Increase032.8%

2011 statistics (at least 1,000,000 passengers)[edit]

Country Airport City 2011 Change
(11/10)
1. South Africa OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg 18,922,346[11] Increase02.9%
2. Egypt Cairo International Airport Cairo 13,037,541[12] Decrease019.3%
3. South Africa Cape Town International Airport Cape Town 8,436,562[12] Increase04.1%
4. Morocco Mohammed V International Airport Casablanca 7,290,314[13] Increase00.6%
5. Nigeria Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos 6,748,290[14] Increase07.6%
6. Egypt Hurghada International Airport Hurghada 5,875,423[12] Decrease025.9%
7. Kenya Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi 5,803,635[12] Increase05.8%
8. Egypt Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport Sharm el-Sheikh 5,476,388[12] Decrease027.0%
9. Ethiopia Bole International Airport Addis Ababa 5,045,213[12] Increase025.0%
10. South Africa King Shaka International Airport Durban 5,038,231[15] Increase06.0%
11. Algeria Houari Boumedienne Airport Algiers 4,793,172[12] Increase07.0%
12. Nigeria Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja 4,216,147[14] Increase07.5%
13. Tunisia Carthage Airport Tunis 3,994,705[16] Decrease013.2%
14. Morocco Marrakesh Menara Airport Marrakesh 3,430,174[17] Increase00.1%
15. Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Mauritius 2,587,526[18] Increase06.3%
16. France La Réunion Roland Garros Airport Saint-Denis 2,085,047[19] Increase09.1%
17. Senegal Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport Dakar 1,838,190[20] Increase09.0%
18. Tanzania Julius Nyerere International Airport Dar es Salaam 1,829,219[21] Increase017.5%
19. Tunisia Djerba–Zarzis International Airport Djerba 1,781,000[16] unknown
20. Ghana Kotoka International Airport Accra 1,585,602[9] Increase014.3%
21. Morocco Agadir–Al Massira Airport Agadir 1,516,247[17] Decrease06.5%
22. South Africa Port Elizabeth Airport Port Elizabeth 1,366,204[10] Decrease02.5%
23. Tunisia Enfidha Airport Enfidha 1,300,000[16] Increase0160.0%
24. Nigeria Port Harcourt International Airport Port Harcourt 1,206,492[14] Decrease00.4%
25. Tunisia Monastir International Airport Monastir 1,000,007[16] Decrease070.3%

2010 statistics (at least 1,000,000 passengers)[edit]

Country Airport City 2010 Change
(10/09)
1. South Africa OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg 18,383,549[11] Increase011.4%
2. Egypt Cairo International Airport Cairo 16,148,480[22] Increase012.3%
3. Egypt Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport Sharm el-Sheikh 8,693,990[23] Increase017.0%
4. South Africa Cape Town International Airport Cape Town 8,107,648[24] Increase05.0%
5. Egypt Hurghada International Airport Hurghada 8,062,652[25] Increase019.8%
6. Morocco Mohammed V International Airport Casablanca 7,245,508[13] Increase013.3%
7. Nigeria Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos 6,273,545[14] Increase011.1%
8. Kenya Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi 5,485,771[26] Increase08.0%
9. South Africa King Shaka International Airport Durban 4,757,800[15] Increase010.5%
10. Ethiopia Bole International Airport Addis Ababa 4,562,036[27] Increase013.83
11. Nigeria Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja 3,922,547[14] Increase022.7%
12. Morocco Marrakech-Menara Airport Marrakech 3,453,044[28] Increase015.0%
13. Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Mauritius 2,509,156[29] Increase08.5%
14. France La Réunion Roland Garros Airport Saint-Denis 1,911,336[30] Increase013.5%
15. Senegal Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport Dakar 1,687,006[20] unknown
16. Morocco Agadir–Al Massira Airport Agadir 1,621,272[31] Increase011.3%
17. Tanzania Julius Nyerere International Airport Dar es Salaam 1,556,410[21] Increase09.4%
18. South Africa Port Elizabeth Airport Port Elizabeth 1,400,688[10] Increase03.2%
19. Ghana Kotoka International Airport Accra 1,387,045[32][33] unknown
20. Nigeria Port Harcourt International Airport Port Harcourt 1,211,816[14] Increase012.0%
21. South Africa Lanseria International Airport Krugersdorp 1,000,000[34] unknown

2009 statistics (at least 100,000 passengers)[edit]

Country Airport City 2009[35] Change
(09/08)[35]
Worldwide
ranking[35]
1. South Africa OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg 17,607,255 Decrease05.5% 74
2. Egypt Cairo International Airport Cairo 14,378,842 Increase00.1% 93
4. South Africa Cape Town International Airport Cape Town 7,725,223 Decrease04.4% 169
5. Egypt Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport Sharm el-Sheikh 7,419,467 Decrease04.2% 173
6. Egypt Hurghada International Airport Hurghada 6,728,291 Decrease00.2% 184
7. Morocco Mohammed V International Airport Casablanca 6,392,789 Increase02.9% 191
8. Nigeria Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos 5,654,122 Increase09.1% 209
9. Kenya Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi 5,077,968 Increase06.9% 223
10. Algeria Houari Boumedienne Airport Algiers 4,474,970 Increase08.4% 252
11. South Africa Durban International Airport Durban 4,310,095 Decrease03.3% 255
12. Tunisia Carthage Airport Tunis 4,257,323 Increase00.9% 256
13. Tunisia Monastir International Airport Monastir 3,831,924 Decrease010.1% 272
14. Ethiopia Bole International Airport Addis Ababa 3,552,448 Increase06.8% 284
15. Nigeria Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja 3,206,683 Increase021.1% 304
16. Morocco Marrakech-Menara Airport Marrakech 2,982,151 Decrease03.8% 318
17. Tunisia Djerba–Zarzis International Airport Djerba 2,457,069 Decrease06.3% 355
18. Angola Quatro de Fevereiro Airport Luanda 2,430,794 Increase09.4% 358
19. Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Mauritius 2,381,810 Decrease08.7% 358
20. Sudan Khartoum International Airport Khartoum 2,178,097 Decrease08.0% 372
21. Egypt Luxor International Airport Luxor 1,847,201 Decrease014.5% 388
22. France Roland Garros Airport Saint-Denis, Réunion 1,749,958 Increase05.8% 402
23. Senegal Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport Dakar 1,554,546 Decrease013.8% 431
24. Morocco Agadir–Al Massira Airport Agadir 1,456,217[36] unknown unknown
25. Tanzania Julius Nyerere International Airport Dar es Salaam 1,422,846 Decrease07.8% 455
26. Ghana Kotoka International Airport Accra 1,407,734[37] Increase03.2% 456
27. South Africa Port Elizabeth Airport Port Elizabeth 1,357,696 Decrease07.5% 464
28. Kenya Moi International Airport Mombasa 1,113,874 Increase025.6% 504
29. Algeria Oran Es Sénia Airport Oran 1,101,797 Increase010.8% 509
30. Egypt Alexandria International Airport Alexandria 1,097,905 Decrease00.4% 510
31. Nigeria Port Harcourt International Airport Port Harcourt 1,080,088 Increase024.4% 517
32. Côte d'Ivoire Port Bouet Airport Abidjan 959,960 Decrease00.5% 539
33. Egypt Aswan International Airport Aswan 863,795 Decrease022.0% 563
34. Republic of the Congo Maya-Maya Airport Brazzaville 730,013 Decrease02.1% 598
35. Gabon Libreville International Airport Libreville 721,411 Decrease01.0% 602
36. Cameroon Douala International Airport Douala 704,765 Decrease00.7% 606
37. Namibia Hosea Kutako International Airport Windhoek 681,317 Decrease04.8% 616
38. South Africa East London Airport East London 674,680 Decrease05.6% 617
39. Democratic Republic of the Congo N'djili Airport Kinshasa 672,347 Increase01.4% 620
40. Mozambique Maputo International Airport Maputo 668,706 Decrease00.1% 621
41. Morocco Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport Tangier 646,370 Increase035.9% 628
42. Zambia Lusaka International Airport Lusaka 639,491 Decrease017.4% 630
43. Mali Bamako–Sénou International Airport Bamako 628,290 Increase04.3% 633
44. Zimbabwe Harare International Airport Harare 612,208 Decrease09.2% 639
45. Madagascar Ivato International Airport Antananarivo 611,175 Decrease026.3% 640
46. Tanzania Abeid Amani Karume International Airport Zanzibar 539,202 Decrease04.2% 666
47. Morocco Fes–Saïss Airport Fes 527,180 Increase028.8% 676
48. South Africa George Airport George 527,026 Decrease016.4% 677
49. Algeria Oued Irara–Krim Belkacem Airport Hassi Messaoud 450,036 Decrease00.1% 711
50. Tanzania Kilimanjaro International Airport Arusha, Moshi 427,159 Decrease018.2% 724
51. Nigeria Warri Airport Osubi 417,041 Increase020.8% 731
52. Morocco Angads Airport Oujda 400,369 Decrease018.2% 736
53. South Africa Bloemfontein Airport Bloemfontein 399,826 Decrease03.1% 738
54. Benin Cadjehoun Airport Cotonou 389,029 Decrease01.4% 743
55. Botswana Sir Seretse Khama International Airport Gaborone 386,313 Increase012.7% 744
56. Egypt Borg El Arab Airport Borg El Arab 371,154 Increase097.8% 751
57. Nigeria Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu 366,592 Increase032.8% 753
58. Morocco Rabat–Salé Airport Rabat 352,781 Increase05.4% 760
59. Burkina Faso Ouagadougou Airport Ouagadougou 347,308 Increase05.3% 766
60. Nigeria Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano 341,367 Decrease06.0% 770
61. Nigeria Margaret Ekpo International Airport Calabar 316,736 Increase015.8% 783
62. Gambia Banjul International Airport Banjul 313,173 Decrease03.0% 786
63. Nigeria Benin Airport Benin 308,741 Increase032.7% 792
64. Morocco Nador International Airport Nador 307,483 Increase043.0% 793
65. Malawi Lilongwe International Airport Lilongwe 296,190 Decrease00.7% 798
66. Equatorial Guinea Malabo International Airport Malabo 283,991 Increase030.4% 809
67. Nigeria Sam Mbakwe Airport Owerri 276,926 Increase038.4% 815
68. Botswana Maun Airport Maun 272,010 Increase013.6% 818
69. Rwanda Kigali International Airport Kigali 266,946 Decrease03.3% 823
70. Djibouti Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport Djibouti 258,877 Decrease011.3% 829
71. Egypt Assiut Airport Assiut 257,122 Decrease021.6% 834
72. Guinea Conakry International Airport Conakry 248,248 Decrease017.4% 839
73. Togo Lomé–Tokoin Airport Lomé 241,079 Decrease09.7% 844
74. Tanzania Mwanza Airport Mwanza 224,207 Decrease02.3% 857
75. Algeria Soummam – Abane Ramdane Airport Béjaïa 223,405 Increase010.5% 858
76. Mauritania Nouakchott International Airport Nouakchott 209,932 Decrease03.0% 866
77. Cameroon Yaoundé Nsimalen International Airport Yaoundé 208,973 Increase015.3% 867
78. South Africa Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport Nelspruit 208,751 Decrease015.7% 868
79. Mozambique Beira Airport Beira 185,969 Decrease014.4% 888
80. Burundi Bujumbura International Airport Bujumbura 177,642 Increase06.2% 895
81. Sierra Leone Lungi International Airport Freetown 167,911 Decrease01.1% 906
82. Nigeria Kaduna Airport Kaduna 167,516 Increase014.4% 907
83. Niger Diori Hamani International Airport Niamey 154,460 Increase027.3% 920
84. Zambia Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport Livingstone 153,601 Decrease026.2% 922
85. Comoros Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport Moroni 149,071 Increase07.1% 926
86. Algeria Zenata – Messali El Hadj Airport Tlemcen 147,919 Increase014.8% 930
87. Mozambique Nampula Airport Nampula 138,905 Decrease011.8% 936
88. Zimbabwe Victoria Falls Airport Victoria Falls 137,552 Decrease026.0% 940
89. Liberia Roberts International Airport Monrovia 133,656 Decrease02.5% 944
90. South Africa Kimberley Airport Kimberley 130,644 Decrease016.0% 947
91. Tanzania Arusha Airport Arusha 122,621 Decrease06.1% 955
92. Ethiopia Alula Aba Nega Airport Mek'ele 112,060 Increase012.6% 961
93. Morocco Hassan I Airport El Aaiún 109,013[36] unknown unknown
94. Nigeria Yola Airport Yola 108,677 Increase0312.0% 966
95. Eritrea Asmara International Airport Asmara 101,455 Decrease013.5% 978
96. Central African Republic Bangui M'Poko International Airport Bangui 101,099 Increase00.2% 979

2008 statistics (at least 1,000,000 passengers)[edit]

Country Airport City 2008 Change
(08/07)
1. South Africa OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg 18,501,628[11] Decrease04.3%
2. Egypt Cairo International Airport Cairo 14,360,029[35] Increase014.2%
3. South Africa Cape Town International Airport Cape Town 8,077,435[24] Decrease02.9%
4. Egypt Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport Sharm el-Sheikh 7,747,422[35] Increase020.8%
5. Egypt Hurghada International Airport Hurghada 6,741,017[35] Increase013.4%
6. Morocco Mohammed V International Airport Casablanca 6,209,711[35] Increase06.0%
7. Nigeria Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos 5,184,354[35] Increase023.5%
8. Kenya Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi 4,751,159[35] Increase03.0%
9. South Africa Durban International Airport Durban 4,458,715[15] Decrease07.1%
10. Tunisia Monastir International Airport Monastir 4,262,263[35] Increase00.8%
11. Tunisia Carthage Airport Tunis 4,218,328[35] Increase03.5%
12. Algeria Houari Boumedienne Airport Algiers 4,126,795[35] Increase06.0%
13. Ethiopia Bole International Airport Addis Ababa 3,325,618[38] Increase09.0%
14. Morocco Marrakech-Menara Airport Marrakech 3,100,495[35] Increase01.6%
15. Nigeria Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja 2,647,198[35] Increase07.0%
16. Tunisia Djerba-Zarzis Airport Djerba 2,621,931[35] Increase02.8%
17. Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Plaisance 2,609,265[35] Increase01.4%
18. Sudan Khartoum International Airport Khartoum 2,368,642[35] unknown
19. Angola Quatro de Fevereiro Airport Luanda 2,222,638[35] unknown
20. Egypt Luxor International Airport Luxor 2,160,462[35] Increase09.7%
21. Senegal Yoff Airport Dakar 1,802,559[35] Increase05.0%
22. France Roland Garros Airport Saint-Denis, Réunion 1,654,105[35] unknown
23. Tanzania Julius Nyerere International Airport Dar es Salaam 1,542,778[35] unknown
24. South Africa Port Elizabeth Airport Port Elizabeth 1,468,176[35] unknown
25. Ghana Kotoka International Airport Accra 1,364,654[35][39] unknown
26. Egypt Aswan International Airport Aswan 1,106,809[35] unknown
27. Egypt Alexandria International Airport Alexandria 1,102,497[35] unknown

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  33. ^ The Ghana Airports Company Ltd. says, however, 1,387,741.
  34. ^ [1]
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  39. ^ The Ghana Airports Company Ltd. says, however, 1,186,557.