Awards
 
 

Our company is recognised globally for excellence. Through the years, numerous awards have been presented to Airports Company South Africa.

Because of the governance, efficiency and service levels at the airports, the world sees this company differently – a true leader in Africa's aviation industry. Airports Company South Africa has won more than 50 international awards and this is because of the hard work and dedication of our employees.

Without people, these results cannot be achieved because they requires the personal touch and on-going improvement in service quality.  

1998

  • Non-listed Company of the Year Award
  • Privatisation International Africa, Private Sale of the Year Award (refers to the sale of 20 percent of the company's shares to Aeroporti di Roma)

1998 / 1999

  • Runner-up in the Deloitte & Touche Corporate Governance Awards for listed and non-listed companies

1998 & 2000

  • One of the 49 most preferred employers

1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001

  • Cape Town International nominated as Africa's leading airport at the Annual World Travel Awards

1999, 2000 and 2001

  • African Airport of the Year Award for the company's sustained efforts in modernising Johannesburg International

2000

  • Steel Construction Award for the company's role as a developer in the construction of the JIA retail project, is awarded by the SA Institute of Steel Construction.

2001

  • Finalist in 2001 Growth Development Awards

2006 ACI Best Airport Africa

  • 1st Position – Cape town International Airport
  • 2nd Position – Johannesburg International Airport
  • 3rd Position – Durban International Airport

2009 ACI Best Airport Africa       

  • 1st Position – George Airport         
  • 2nd Position – Johannesburg International Airport
  • 4th Position – Port Elizabeth Airport
  • 5th Position – Durban International Airport
​​2007 ACI Best Airport Africa
  • 1st Position – Johannesburg International Airport
  • 2nd Position – Cape Town International Airport
  • 3rd Position – Durban International Airport

 
2008 ACI Best Airport Africa             
  • 1st Position – Johannesburg International Airport
  • 2nd Position – Cape Town International Airport
  • 3rd Position – Durban International Airport
​Under 5 Million Passengers
  • 4th Position – George Airport

2010 ACI Best Airport Africa                                     
  • 1st Position – Cape Town International Airport  
  • 3rd Position – O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg)
  • 4th Position – Durban International Airport

2010

  • 2010 Public Sector Excellence™ Awards
  • Silver Award – Overall Public Sector Award
  • Bronze Award – Overall Effectiveness and Service Orientation
  • Gold Award – Overall Effectiveness and Service Orientation Internal Effectiveness
  • Gold Award – Sector Brand Leadership – Tourism Sector
  • Institute of Risk Management – for seamlessly moving operations from DIA to King Shaka International
  • Institute of Civil Engineers (National) – King Shaka International for Civil Engineering Award
  • Institute of Civil Engineers (Regional) – King Shaka International Technical Excellence in Civil Engineering Award
  • Steel Award 2010 – SA Roofing – Cape Town International and King Shaka International Joint Top Honours
  • SA Council for Shopping Centres – Cape Town International Retail Development and Design Award

2011 ACI Best Airport Africa

  • 1st Position – Cape Town International Airport
  • 3rd Position – King Shaka International Airport (Durban)
  • 5th Position – O.R. Tambo International Airport

2011 ACI Best Regional Airport-Africa

  • 1st Position - Upington International Airport

2011 ACI Best Improvement Airport Africa

  • East London Airport

2012 ACI Best Airport Africa

  • 1st Position – Cape Town International Airport
  • 2nd Position – King Shaka International Airport (Durban)
  • 5th Position – O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg)

2012 ACI Best Small Regional Airport-Africa       

  • 1st Position - Upington International Airport
 
2013 – ACI Best Airport in Africa 
 
  • 1st Position - Cape Town International Airport
  • 2nd Position - King Shaka International Airport
  • 3rd Position – O.R. Tambo International Airport
2013 – ACI Best Small Airport in Africa 
  • Upington International Airports
2013 – ACI Best Improvement in Africa
  • East London Airport 

2013 – Skytrax World's Top 100 airport rankings

  • 22nd place - Cape Town International 
  • 20th place - King Shaka International 
  • 28th​ O.R. Tambo International
     

2014 – SKYTRAX World Airport Awards

  • Best Airport in Africa - O.R. Tambo International Airport
  • Best Regional Airport in Africa - King Shaka International Airport
  • Best Airport Staff in Africa - Cape Town International Airport

 

2015 - Airports Council International (ACI) – Annual Awards

Airports Company South Africa's airports have won four Airports Council International (ACI) Awards. Upington International Airport boasts another top position in its category.

Best airport by region – Africa category:

  • Second place: King Shaka International Airport
  • Third place: Cape Town International Airport
  • Fourth place: O.R. Tambo International Airport

Best airport by region (fewer than two million passengers per year)

  • First place: Upington International Airport


2015 Skytrax – The World Airport Awards
World’s top 100 airports

  • 24th place: O.R. Tambo International Airport
  • 26th place: Cape Town International Airport
  • 28th place: King Shaka International Airport
World’s best domestic airports
  • Third place: King Shaka International Airport
Best airports in Africa
  • First place: O.R. Tambo International Airport
  • Second place: Cape Town International Airport
  • Third place: King Shaka International Airport
  • Fifth place: East London Airport
  • Seventh place: Port Elizabeth International Airport
  • Eighth place: Bram Fischer International Airport

Best airport staff in Africa

  • First place: Cape Town International Airport
  • Second place: O.R. Tambo International Airport
  • Third place: King Shaka International Airport
  • Fifth place: Port Elizabeth International Airport
  • Seventh place: Bram Fischer International Airport
  • Ninth place: East London Airport

Best regional airports: Africa

  • First place: King Shaka International Airport
  • Second place: East London Airport
  • Third place: Port Elizabeth International Airport
  • Fourth place: Bram Fischer International Airport