Top 50 Biggest and Busiest International Airports in Africa: A Comprehensive Ranking

Air travel is a crucial component of the global transportation network and plays a significant role in connecting people, cultures, and economies. In Africa, international airports serve as gateways to the continent, providing essential links to the rest of the world.

With a rapidly growing population and increasing economic activity, the demand for air travel in Africa is on the rise.

In this article, we will take a look at the 50 biggest and busiest international airports in Africa, ranking them by passenger traffic, size, and facilities. These airports serve as a barometer of the region’s economic growth and development and offer a glimpse into the future of air travel on the continent.

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S/NAirport NameCodesCityCountry
1O. R. Tambo International AirportJNBJohannesburg South Africa21,180,060
2Cairo International AirportCAICairo Egypt11,081,892
3Cape Town International AirportCPTCape Town South Africa10,693,063
4Mohammed V International AirportCMNCasablanca Morocco9,357,427
5Addis Ababa Bole International AirportADDAddis Ababa Ethiopia8,900,000
6Houari Boumediene AirportALGAlgier Algeria7,500,000
7Jomo Kenyatta International AirportNBONairobi Kenya7,039,175
8Murtala Muhammed International AirportLOSLagos Nigeria6,367,478
9Tunis Carthage International AirportTUNTunis Tunisia5,691,037
10King Shaka International AirportDURDurban South Africa5,527,747
11Menara AirportRAKMarrakech Morocco4,359,865
12Hurghada International AirportHRGHurghada Egypt4,027,291
13Monastir Habib Bourguiba International AirportMIRMonastir Tunisia3,831,924
14Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International AirportMRUPlaisance Mauritius3,588,777
15Nnamdi Azikiwe International AirportABVAbuja Nigeria3,462,830
16Kotoka International AirportACCAccra Ghana2,547,527
17Sharm El Sheikh International AirportSSHSharm El Sheikh Egypt2,509,277
18Julius Nyerere International AirportDARDar Es Salaam Tanzania2,496,394
19Quatro de Fevereiro AirportLADLuanda Angola2,430,794
20Roland Garros AirportRUNSt.-denis Reunion2,293,242
21Khartoum International AirportKRTKhartoum Sudan2,178,097
22Léopold Sédar Senghor International AirportDKRDakar Senegal2,114,269
23Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International AirportABJAbidjan Cote d’Ivoire2,070,000
24Es Senia AirportORNOran Algeria1,851,910
25Borg El Arab AirportHBEAlexandria Egypt1,774,163
26Port Elizabeth International AirportPLZPort Elizabeth South Africa1,620,705
27Agadir–Al Massira AirportAGAAgadir Morocco1,544,160
28Entebbe International AirportEBBEntebbe Uganda1,530,031
29Douala International AirportDLADouala Cameroon1,500,000
30Djerba–Zarzis International AirportDJEDjerba Tunisia1,354,502
31Mombasa Moi International AirportMBAMombasa Kenya1,313,168
32Port Harcourt International AirportPHCPort Hartcourt Nigeria1,223,807
33Amílcar Cabral International AirportSIDAmilcar Cabral Cape Verde1,093,059
34Tangier Ibn Batouta AirportTNGTanger Morocco1,070,247
35Abeid Amani Karume International AirportZNZZanzibar Tanzania934,337
36Kilimanjaro International AirportJROKilimanjaro Tanzania780,800
37Ndjili International AirportFIHKinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo773,338
38Harare International AirportHREHarare Zimbabwe612,208
39Ivato AirportTNRAntananarivo Madagascar611,175
40Cadjehoun AirportCOOCotonou Benin503,633
41Annaba AirportAAEAnnaba Algeria466,053
42Oued Irara AirportHMEHassi Messaoud Algeria450,929
43Mwanza AirportMWZMwanza Tanzania444,215
44Mallam Aminu International AirportKANKano Nigeria389,530
45Akanu Ibiam International AirportENUEnugu Nigeria352,820
46Victoria Falls AirportVFAVictoria Falls Zimbabwe341,196
47Nairobi Wilson AirportWILNairobi Kenya302,194
48Soummam AirportBJABejaja Algeria294,933
49Kisumu AirportKISKisumu Kenya267,379
50Yaoundé Nsimalen International AirportNSIYaounde Cameroon208,973

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