The airport exceeded the 10-million passenger-a-year milestone for the first time in December 2016.
Plans are under way to have the airport renamed and public hearings have already been conducted in this regard. Among the leading names put forward is that of struggle heroine Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, which was proposed by the EFF.
The award was presented to Cape Town International Airport at the 25th World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean gala dinner in Durban on Saturday.
Senior executives of travel companies‚ operators and destinations were at the ceremony‚ held at the Durban International Convention Centre.
“Cape Town International Airport is honoured to once again receive this very important accolade.
“Being named Africa’s leading airport for the second year is extremely gratifying and reinforces the hard work and commitment to excellence demonstrated at this airport in the past 12 months‚” said Cape Town International Airport spokesperson Deidre Davids.
Acsa said the awards were recognised as the ultimate independently assessed travel accolade‚ voted for by travel and tourism professionals and consumers worldwide.
Cape Town and OR Tambo are also being nominated for the World’s Leading Airport 2018.