Worst Airports in Africa 2016

Date: October 15, 2016

Once again, the Worst Airports in Africa have attracted fervent criticism from travellers subjected to spend time here. Tiny terminals are likened to “mosh pit saunas” with questionable and often-unpredictable security processes. Staff are too-often criticized for being anything from inefficient to corrupt, depending on where you go, and who you get. When using these airports, you'll want to double-down on patience since you’ve got a near guarantee that you’ll leave hot and tired.

Here are the Top 10 Worst Airports in Africa based on overall airport experience, as determined by voters in our 2016 Airport Survey.

  1. Juba International Airport, South Sudan (JUB)
  2. Port Harcourt International Airport, Nigeria (PHC)
  3. Nouakchott International Airport, Mauritania (NKC)
  4. Douala International Airport, Cameroon (DLA)
  5. N'Djamena International Airport, Chad (NDJ)
  6. Dar-es-Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport, Tanzania (DAR)
  7. Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Tanzania (ZNZ)
  8. Lomé–Tokoin Airport, Togo (LFW)
  9. Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Nigeria (LOS)
  10. Marrakesh Menara Airport, Morocco (RAK)

Having read this list of worst airports in Africa, continue on to read about the Best Airports in Africa. Amidst the chaos, there are a few promising transit destinations on the continent!

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