Date: October 17, 2015
One look at the interior of the worst airports in Africa was often enough to convince our voters to splurge on a nearby hotel. Top complaints generally revolved around corruption, crowds, chaos, confusion and a total lack of cleanliness – 5 C’s an airport definitely does not want to be associated with. Amenities across the board are decidedly scarce if not entirely non-existent, and many airports’ architecture verges on decrepit. In fact, some voters got particularly creative and colourful in their written descriptions, likening Kinshasa International airport to the Thunderdome from Mad Max – a post-apocalyptic steel jousting cage. Though likely a bit dramatic, you’ll want to arrive in these terminals equipped with your own snacks, your own entertainment, lots of patience and definitely a sense of humour.
These are the Top 10 Worst Airports in Africa based on overall airport experience as determined by voters in our 2015 Airport Survey:
- Port Harcourt International Airport, Nigeria (PHC)
- Khartoum International Airport, Sudan (KRT)
- Kinshasa N’djili International Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo (FIH)
- Juba International Airport, South Sudan (JUB)
- Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport, Djibouti (JIB)
- Mombasa Moi International Airport, Kenya (MBA)
- Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Nigeria (ABV)
- Luanda Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport, Angola (LAD)
- Douala International Airport, Cameroon (DLA)
- Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Nigeria (LOS)
Amidst the chaos, there are a few promising terminals on the continent! Continue on to read about the Best Airports in Africa.