Airlines Offer 0.8% More Seats at African Airports

African Airport Growth Trends - May 15-21, 2018

Airlines in Africa increased seats by 0.8% year-over-year May 2018. Four of the top ten airports reported year-over-year declines in seats offered. Addis Abbaba (rank #3) offered passengers 14.4% more seats than the airport did a year earlier. Results varied greatly across Africa with 20 of the top 50 airports reporting either double digit increases or decreases during the month.



Top 50 African Airports - Week of May 15-21, 2018

Airport Departures % Chg. Seats % Chg. ASMs (mil) % Chg.
Total Africa 24,941 2.1% 2,829,183 0.8% 3,457 3.5%
1 Johannesburg (JNB) 1,854 -1.3% 265,103 -6.7% 473 -7.1%
2 Cairo (CAI) 1,359 0.5% 256,601 6.2% 297 5.4%
3 Addis Ababa (ADD) 932 18.3% 147,552 14.4% 297 17.9%
4 Cape Town (CPT) 800 -0.4% 120,095 -3.9% 160 -5.9%
5 Algiers (ALG) 722 -3.7% 107,928 0.9% 114 14.1%
6 Casablanca (Mohammed V.) (CMN) 639 -17.8% 102,030 -16.3% 172 -11.7%
7 Nairobi (NBO) 854 4.9% 97,896 3.0% 151 -0.9%
8 Lagos (LOS) 597 7.8% 85,364 6.8% 113 17.1%
9 Tunis (TUN) 435 -9.0% 72,678 0.7% 73 10.5%
10 Durban (DUR) 450 -1.5% 69,320 -1.7% 39 -5.1%
11 Abuja (ABV) 425 14.6% 53,849 14.5% 41 21.0%
12 Marrakech (RAK) 308 7.3% 52,675 10.7% 65 15.0%
13 Khartoum (KRT) 332 -4.9% 51,746 -4.1% 48 -6.2%
14 Mauritius (MRU) 193 -4.9% 42,305 4.5% 108 8.2%
15 Luanda (LAD) 191 -2.6% 41,514 -0.1% 79 5.1%
16 Accra (ACC) 301 -10.4% 39,733 -4.6% 75 -0.5%
17 Alexandria (HBE) 224 -0.4% 35,661 -5.8% 34 -4.3%
18 Abidjan (ABJ) 236 4.4% 35,399 1.0% 51 18.2%
19 Dar Es Salaam (DAR) 613 7.7% 33,576 7.5% 38 1.7%
20 Hurghada (HRG) 183 18.8% 32,182 45.9% 58 87.6%
21 St. Denis De La Reunion (RUN) 116 0.0% 29,399 6.5% 93 20.2%
22 Lanseria (HLA) 147 5.0% 27,108 4.6% 16 4.9%
23 Oran (ORN) 175 -3.8% 26,036 1.9% 25 38.6%
24 Entebbe/Kampala (EBB) 244 22.0% 23,269 9.7% 34 12.1%
25 Port Elizabeth (PLZ) 179 0.6% 22,179 6.2% 11 6.3%
26 Harare (HRE) 177 28.3% 20,374 16.6% 12 17.9%
27 Constantine (CZL) 122 16.2% 20,073 45.9% 24 171.9%
28 Agadir (AGA) 120 20.0% 19,164 26.9% 27 53.5%
29 Kigali (KGL) 187 12.7% 18,567 5.8% 22 2.3%
30 Douala (DLA) 130 0.0% 18,024 2.5% 20 -7.3%
31 Lusaka (LUN) 177 4.1% 17,505 -0.2% 19 1.3%
32 Mahe Is. (SEZ) 243 -30.0% 17,471 -20.6% 32 -15.3%
33 Mombasa (MBA) 238 20.2% 17,155 13.8% 11 2.0%
34 Windhoek (WDH) 136 -6.8% 16,025 -6.9% 29 11.3%
35 Djerba (DJE) 95 43.9% 14,681 75.7% 16 134.4%
36 Zanzibar (ZNZ) 508 14.4% 14,653 21.9% 14 38.2%
37 Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) 101 -14.4% 14,331 -7.0% 12 3.8%
38 Bamako (BKO) 83 -6.7% 13,995 0.3% 21 2.9%
39 Fez (FEZ) 83 13.7% 13,657 5.0% 13 -8.9%
40 Maputo (MPM) 147 19.5% 13,450 5.4% 16 7.3%
41 Port Harcourt (PHC) 108 9.1% 13,313 4.3% 4 4.3%
42 Antananarivo (TNR) 111 11.0% 12,948 10.3% 15 8.5%
43 Monastir (MIR) 67 97.1% 12,502 127.8% 16 266.0%
44 Tangier (TNG) 80 -18.4% 11,777 -23.2% 10 -29.5%
45 Libreville (LBV) 109 -21.6% 11,710 -26.8% 14 -26.8%
46 Mubarak International Airport (HMB) 68 61.9% 11,319 56.5% 10 62.5%
47 Kilimanjaro (JRO) 213 45.9% 11,173 77.5% 8 196.7%
48 Nairobi (Wilson) (WIL) 556 26.4% 10,680 31.0% 2 35.7%
49 Kinshasa (FIH) 54 -36.5% 10,669 -21.3% 18 -21.3%
50 Lome (LFW) 83 -18.6% 10,645 -18.8% 15 -25.8%
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