The much-anticipated Skytrax Awards have taken place in Paris, and while Middle-eastern carrier Qatar was crowned the ultimate winner, passengers of the world have stepped up to give African carriers the nod too.
If you have Afri-Travel on your list in the latter half of 2019 - you'll be best placed to familiar rise yourself with the best in class African carriers who will get you to your chosen destinations on the mother continent.
READ: Qatar named the best airline in the world while SAA takes home three wins at Skytrax Awards
BEST AFRICAN AIRLINES - 2019
1. Ethiopian Airlines
The national airline of Ethiopia, it is headquartered at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. The airline operates regular, scheduled international passenger and freight services to over 57 destinations around the world, and 17 domestic destinations and passenger and cargo charter flights. Ethiopian Airlines is the largest airline in Africa in terms of number of passengers carried.
2. South African Airways (SAA)
Despite the financial and executive board woes faced by our national carrier, South African Airways is one of the top airlines in the world. The airline owns and operated the largest fleet in Africa. SAA has a frequent flyer program called Voyager and it is part of the Star Alliance, the world’s second largest global airline alliances.
In addition to this award, the airline was also named for Best Airline Staff in Africa 2019, SAA also won awards for Best Cabin Crew in Africa 2019; Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness in Africa 2019, and Best Business Class Lounge in Africa 2019.
3. Air Mauritius
The beautiful island of Mauritius is a widely popular tourist destinations among South Africans. It’s not difficult to imagine why. The island is ringed with sandy beaches and warm water. The hotels and resorts are truly world class and to top it all off, the island is a mere 4 hour flight from Johannesburg. Air Mauritius and South African Airways are the only two airlines that operates flights between South Africa and Mauritius.
4. Air Seychelles
Air Seychelles is the national airline of the island of Seychelles, and is based in Mahe. The airline operates inter-island services as well as international flights to various destinations on three major continents. The airline is based at Seychelles International Airport, and also operates a small base at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport as part of an agreement with Air France to serve its off-line European destinations.
5. Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways is Kenya’s flag carrier airline and it promotes itself as ‘The pride of Africa’. The airline’s hub is in Nairobi, at Jomo Kenyatta international airport, which is Africa’s 6th busiest airport. The airline has a fleet of 26 aircraft and flies to 46 destinations in various parts of Africa, Europe, and Asia. The company has a strong corporate social responsibility drive and focuses on uplifting schools in the East Africa region.
BEST AFRICAN LOW COST CARRIERS - 2019
BEST REGIONAL AFRICAN AIRLINES - 2019
Find Your Escape by searching and comparing flight prices here. You can also sign-up for the Traveller24 Weekly Newsletter – Subscribe here. Or download the News24 App here, to receive expertly curated travel ideas and deals directly to your mobile.