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Old August 22nd, 2008, 02:44 AM   #1
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TOP 20 of the African airports

Busiest airports in Africa by passengers/year (top 20 airports by total passengers/year)



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...senger_traffic

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Old August 22nd, 2008, 05:36 AM   #2
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no growth for dakar senegal? that a surprise
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 07:18 AM   #3
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i thought lagos was way above casablanca
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 05:07 PM   #4
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i thought lagos was way above casablanca
Casablanca Airport grew a lot during these recent years because of Royal Air Maroc and some Low Cost companies (EasyJet, Jet4you, Atlas-blue,...), and a new terminal was just opened last year there. The capacity today is 11 millions PAX

Lagos has a great potential of development, but it still need a big Nigerian airline company like Royal Air Maroc in Morocco or Kenya Airways in Kenya... Virgin Nigeria Airways is still too small comparing to big African airlines companies

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Old August 23rd, 2008, 09:43 PM   #5
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Lagos has a great potential of development, but it still need a big Nigerian airline company like Royal Air Maroc in Morocco or Kenya Airways in Kenya... Virgin Nigeria Airways is still too small comparing to big African airlines companies
There is more to Nigeria than Virgin Nigeria!
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Old August 24th, 2008, 08:07 PM   #6
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There is more to Nigeria than Virgin Nigeria!
Yeah, but traditionally it's the Biggest Home Airlines company who brings the large part of passengers, such as ;

Delta Airline in Atlanta, United in Chicago, AA in Dallas, BA in Heathrow, SAA Johan'burg and the RAM in Casablanca...
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Old August 24th, 2008, 10:11 PM   #7
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arik air actually has more destionations plus a bigger fleet of aircraft
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Old August 25th, 2008, 03:38 AM   #8
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Lagos's position and traffic numbers are extremely low, especially for a city of 15 million people!!! The likes of Nairobi, Dakar and Algiers is also far to low. What's needed here is domestic traffic, thats what really pushes up the numbers. Nigeria or any Sub Saharan country ( minus SA) lack good domestic connectivity. Beyond services from the the major city to smaller ones, but inter regional services.
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Old August 25th, 2008, 06:12 PM   #9
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God, Egypt is doing well it seems, the growth rates are amazing. The Nigerian Airport has also a nice growth rate!
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Old August 26th, 2008, 12:53 AM   #10
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Nigeria is not a tourists destination. Those countries are highly busy due to their tourism industries - my observation. No quarreling. Egypt and Ethiopia have amazing growth rate.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 01:34 AM   #11
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Countries of Eastern Africa (Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius) are very dynamic in Air transport
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Old August 26th, 2008, 02:32 AM   #12
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Nigeria is not a tourists destination. Those countries are highly busy due to their tourism industries - my observation. No quarreling. Egypt and Ethiopia have amazing growth rate.
Your right concerning international airports like Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Luxour and Djerba. But Joburg is the financial and business capital of Africa as well as it's airline hub. South African cities like Cape Town and Durban get most of their traffic within South Africa. Which is why I consistently insist for a greater development of Africa's domestic feed. This can only come when economic growth benefits the masses and that more people can afford to travel. Not just foreigners or wealthy locals who travel/live abroad. Why is it you never hear of low cost carriers in Sub Saharan Africa but it's booming in India?
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Also note how Luanda, capital of Africa's largest oil producer and one of the world's fastest growing economy is not even in the top 20!! This brings up the point of poor airport management, Angola's civil aviation authorities are extremely reluctant to hand out frequencies to international carries. Which is why apart from TAP their isn't a single European carrier that has a daily service to Luanda, instead most only have 1 or 2 weekly services. This of course is due to government ownership of TAAG and this is a perfect way to limit competition. Liberalization of treaties is also needed in certain African countries, Angola more so than anyone else, since it makes HUGE money for any carrier that serves it.
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Dana Air is a new low cost nigerian carrier that was supposed to start operations 8/8/08 but i havent confimed that it started. i dont believe it will do well.
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Why is it you never hear of low cost carriers in Sub Saharan Africa
eeermm fly540 is the first low cost carrier in kenya and it started its operation in 2006(i think). it has been doing so well that now they fly to several destinations in east AND central africa. but as alex points out until all this economic growth starts being felt by the common man we will still have a low number of Domestic passenger traffic in ssa(apart from SA) airports.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #17
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Your right concerning international airports like Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Luxour and Djerba. But Joburg is the financial and business capital of Africa as well as it's airline hub. South African cities like Cape Town and Durban get most of their traffic within South Africa. Which is why I consistently insist for a greater development of Africa's domestic feed. This can only come when economic growth benefits the masses and that more people can afford to travel. Not just foreigners or wealthy locals who travel/live abroad. Why is it you never hear of low cost carriers in Sub Saharan Africa but it's booming in India?
Cape Town seems to be tourists favourite destination in Africa.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 07:28 PM   #18
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Dana Air is a new low cost nigerian carrier that was supposed to start operations 8/8/08 but i havent confimed that it started. i dont believe it will do well.
What are the reason behind you saying you don`t believe it will do well? To me, it will perform more than good. Average Nigerian passengers will have alternative as per se cost effectiveness.
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Cape Town seems to be tourists favourite destination in Africa.
It does but it also gets a lot of domestic feed.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 01:21 PM   #20
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Cape Town does get a tremendous domestic feed. But, suffers from the same ills Luanda does, thus most air-travelers must arrive via Jo'burg. ACSA (Airports Company South Africa) owns all airports in the country and SAA is government owned. Cape Town too is hampered by ACSA/SAA not allowing more international carriers landing rights. It truly is sad: To protect one government-owned company and one "perceived hub", you screw your tourism, int'l freight and business travel sectors of the economy!
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