8. Kigali Airport
Kigali Airport, officially known as Kigali International Airport, is the primary international airport serving Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. The airport is located approximately 10 kilometers east of the city center and is operated by the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority.
Kigali Airport serves as the central hub for RwandAir, the national airline of Rwanda. It is also operated by several other international airlines, including Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, and Kenya Airways.
The airport has a single terminal building that handles domestic and international flights. The terminal offers travelers a range of services and amenities, including duty-free shops, restaurants, cafes, and currency exchange facilities. It also has a VIP lounge and a business center for business travelers.
Kigali Airport has a single runway, which is approximately 3,720 meters (12,204 feet) long and can accommodate large aircraft such as the Boeing 747. The airport is expanding to increase its capacity and improve its facilities, including constructing a new passenger terminal and developing the existing runway.
Kigali Airport is an important regional transportation hub, connecting travelers to destinations across Africa and beyond. The airport has won several awards for its efficiency, cleanliness, and customer service and is considered one of the best airports in Africa.