Africa: Zanzibar Airport in Tanzania named one of the best in Africa

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Zanzibar, Tanzania — Abeid Amani Karume International Airport in Tanzania’s Zanzibar has been declared one of the best airports in Africa, an official said Thursday.

Seif Abdalla Juma, director general of the Zanzibar Airports Authority, said the annual airport service quality awards by the Airports Council International, an organization of airport authorities that aims to unify industry practices in regarding airport standards, will stimulate the arrivals of foreign tourists in the Zanzibar archipelago.

“The awards recognize airport excellence based on passenger feedback collected through daily surveys in departure and arrival areas around the world,” Juma said at a press conference, adding that The awards cover various categories, including Most Dedicated Staff, Easiest Airport Trip, Nicest Airport, and Cleanest Airport.

Juma attributed this achievement to the government’s various efforts to attract significant investments in the sector.

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport is the only airport in Zanzibar. Beijing Construction Engineering Group, a leading Chinese construction company, built the airport’s third terminal.

The 25,000 square meter terminal includes 27 international airline counters and immigration counters, passenger boarding bridges, baggage handling systems and security checkpoints, playing a crucial role in attracting tourists foreigners. ∎

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