NIGERIA’S TOPMOST AIRPORTS NOT IN AFRICA’S TOP 15 BRANDS
By Oriade Ayomide
The various reforms being carried out in the country’s aviation sector have not been able to put any Nigerian airport among the top 15 airport brands in Africa. Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, and the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja that made the top 15 in 2013 have been dislodged in the new list dominated by South Africa, Egypt and Morocco.
The Traffic Monitor’ by Moodie in January 2014 rated the OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg as the topmost in the continent, followed by the Cairo International Airport. Cape Town International Airport is ranked third, while the Mohammed V International Airport, Morocco occupies the fourth position. The Hughada International Airport and Sharm-el-Sheikh International Airport, both in Egypt, follow in that order.
The King Shaka International Airport in South Africa occupies the seventh position, while the Marrakesh Menera Airport, Morocco is eight. Others are the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Mauritius; Borg El Arab Airport, Egypt; and the Agadir Al Massira Airport, Morocco.