By: Kaihura Gentil. The SpearTeam Gishenyi
A reputable Canadian travel and hospitality firm ranked Rwanda airport the second best in Africa. The Guide to Sleeping in Airports run a survey on its website www.sleepinginairports.net on best airports around the world.
The survey released on February 8 2017, had in October 2016 asked travelers to rate airports worldwide on their overall experience on factors like comfort, services; security, customer service and cleanliness.
The release revealed Cape Town International Airport as the best seconded by Kigali International Airport, Rwanda (KGL) which makes it number one in East Africa.
Passengers are pleased by the clean and modern terminals and by how helpful their staff have been. The airport itself is decently easy to navigate, and services like e-clearing can limit the time you spend in lineups.
The top 10 Best Airports in Africa are”
1.Cape Town International Airport, South Africa (CPT)
2.Kigali International Airport, Rwanda (KGL)
3.Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (Port Louis) International Airport, Mauritius (MRU)
4.Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport, South Africa (JNB)
5.Algiers Houari Boumediene International Airport, Algeria (ALG)
6.Durban King Shaka International Airport, South Africa (DUR)
7.Rabat-Sale International Airport, Morocco (RBA)
8.Oujda Angads International Airport, Morocco (OUD)
9.Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kenya (NBO)
10.Cairo International Airport, Egypt (CAI)
As Rwanda routinely attracts international press for good reasons Museveni’s Uganda is doing the opposite.
Run as a private company by Museven’s in law Mr. Sam Kutesa, Entebbe airport is descending not only in international rankings but also in services and infrastructure. Uganda is a country without a national air carrier yet Museveni found Uganda airlines with over 20 cargo and passenger planes which he sold under privatisation program and gave airport management to his inlaw Sam Kuteesa under ENHAS.
It’s unfortunate that Rwanda which is Uganda’s son is speedily progressing as Uganda regresses at the same speed in all sectors.
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