Africa has a reputation for having some of the worst airports on the planet and, to be honest, it’s easy to see why. In this year’s survey, voters were quick to submit stories as they relate to unfortunate airport experiences across the continent. From dirty floors and bathrooms to the regular request for bribes, travellers were seriously unimpressed with the airports that made it onto this year’s Worst Airports in Africa list. Other complaints revolved around a lack of air conditioning in sweltering climates, general navigational chaos, limited yet expensive restaurant options and questionably-effective security processes. If travelling through these airports, most people prefer to skip the airport sleeping experience altogether and splurge on a nearby airport hotel instead. Should you be stuck in any of these airports due to delays, bring a whole lot of patience, because you’ll need it!
Here are the Top 10 Worst Airports in Africa based on overall airport experience as determined by voters in our 2014 Airport Survey:
- Khartoum International Airport, Sudan (KRT)
- Kinshasa N’djili International Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo (FIH)
- Tripoli International Airport, Libya (TIP)
- Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport, Tanzania (DAR)
- Luanda Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport, Angola (LAD)
- Port Harcourt International Airport, Nigeria (PHC)
- Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Nigeria (ABV)
- N’Djamena International Airport, Chad (NDJ)
- Accra Kotoka International Airport, Ghana (ACC)
- Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Nigeria (LOS)
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.