African air transport industry faces many challenges. Air transport in the continent is expensive, connections are patchy and safety is a concern. In spite of these challenges, some airlines are providing very good service.
Here are the 10 best airlines in Africa as of 2015, according to World Airline Awards.
10) Air Austral
Air Austral is a French airline headquartered at Roland Garros Airport in Sainte-Marie, Reunion. The company has 900 employees and operates scheduled services from Reunion to metropolitan France, South Africa and other destinations in the Indian Ocean. The airlines’ average fleet age is 5.2 years.
Based in Cairo International Airport, EgyptAir is the flag carrier airline of Egypt. It operates scheduled passenger and freight services to more than 75 destinations in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas. It is a member of Star Alliance.