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.  

         

       2017 -  Integrated Risk Management South Africa 2017 Industry Awards

  • First place: O.R. Tambo International Airport in the Transport & Logistics category

 

       2017 - Skytrax World Airport Awards

       Best Airports: 20-30 million passengers per year
  • Seventh place: O.R. Tambo International International Airport
       Best Airports: 10-20 million passengers per year
  • Third place: Cape Town International International Airport
       Best Airports: 5-10 million passengers per year
  • Second place: King Shaka International International Airport  
       Best Regional Airports: World
  • Sixth place: King Shaka International International Airport  
       Best Regional Airports: Africa
  • First place: King Shaka International International Airport
  • Second place: East London Airport
  • Third place: Port Elizabeth International Airport
  • Fourth place: Bram Fischer International Airport

     

       2016 - Airports Council International (ACI) -  Annual Awards

       Best Airport in Africa
  • Second place: King Shaka International Airport
  • Third place: Cape Town International Airport
       Best Airport by region (fewer than 2 million passengers per year)
  • First place: Bram Fischer International Airport
       Most improved Airport
  • First place: Bram Fischer International Airport

       Safety Awards

  • Cape Town International Airport was named the Best Airport in Africa (over 20, 000 air traffic movements. This award was judged separately on the basis of verified responses to safety criteria.

Upington International Airport joined the 2016 Director's Roll of Excellence for being in the top   five airports for its category, size and region from 2006 to 2015. Upington International Airport was one of only four airports worldwide to receive the recognition in 2016.

        2016 - Skytrax World Airport Awards

       Best Airports: 10-20 million passengers per year
  • Fifth place: O.R. Tambo International Airport
       Best Airports: 5-10 million passengers per year
  • Fifth place: Cape Town International Airport
       Best Airports: Under 5 million passengers per year
  • First place: King Shaka International Airport

       Best Regional Airports: World

  • Fifth place: King Shaka International Airport  
      Best Domestic Airports
  • Fifth place: King Shaka International  Airport
     Best Airports in Africa
  • First place: Cape Town International Airport
  • Second place: O.R. Tambo International Airport
  • Third place: King Shaka International Airport
  • Fifth place: East London Airport
  • Sixth place: Port Elizabeth International Airport
  • Eight Place: Bram Fischer International Airport
      Best Regional Airports in Africa
  • First place: King Shaka International Airport
  • Second place: East London Airport
  • Third place: Port Elizabeth International Airport
  • Fourth place: Bram Fischer International Airport
       Best Airport Staff in Africa
  • First place: Cape Town International Airport
  • Second place: King Shaka International Airport
  • Third place: O.R. Tambo International Airport
  • Sixth place: East London Airport
  • Eight place: Port Elizabeth International Airport

 

         2015 - SKYTRAX  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

         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  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

     

    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

     

  • 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 Airport
    • 20th place - King Shaka International Airport
    • 28th  O.R. Tambo International 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

     

    2011 ACI Best Regional Airport-Africa

    • 1st Position - Upington International Airport

    2011 ACI Best Improvement Airport Africa

    • East London Airport

     

    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

     

    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

     

    2010 ACI Best Airport Africa                                     

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

    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

     

    2007 ACI Best Airport Africa

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

     

    2006 ACI Best Airport Africa

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

     

  • 2001

    • Finalist in 2001 Growth Development Awards

    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.

     

    1999, 2000 and 2001

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

     

    1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001

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

     

    1998 & 2000

    • One of the 49 most preferred employers

     

    1998 / 1999

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

     

    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)