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Kenya Airways unseats SAA as 2016 WTA best airline in Africa

11 April 2016, 12:01

Nairobi - Kenya Airways has been named Africa's leading airline, snatching the title from South African Airways who have hit for the last 22 years.

The 23rd World Travel Awards, voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, saw the winners announced at the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony hosted by La Gemma dell'Est in Zanzibar, Tanzania at the weekend.

Kenya Airways was also named the African Airline with the best business class offering.Ethiopian Airlines was named best in Economy, while fastjet.com pipped local low-cost carriers Mango and kulula as Africa's best low-cost carriers.

OR Tambo was also named the Best Airport in Africa over and above Cape Town International and King Shaka International as well other competitors which included Cairo International Airport, EgyptJomo Kenyatta International Airport, NairobiJulius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and
Mohammed V International Airport, Morocco

Recognised as the “Oscars” of the global travel and tourism industry, the World Travel Awards exists to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the industry. Winners are identifiable by the World Travel Awards Winner Shield located on the 
website’s home page. See the full list of winners in the 2016 World Travel Awards.

- News24


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