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R21.7 Billion Boost for South African Airports, Major Upgrades Planned for OR Tambo

Airport view from the terminalImage: Oskar Kadaksoo/Unsplash

Recently updated on March 13th, 2024 at 12:55 am

South Africa’s Airports Company (Acsa) has unveiled an ambitious R21.7 billion (904 million GBP) investment plan for airport infrastructure development. This substantial capital injection, the largest since the 2010 World Cup preparations, aims to enhance airport facilities.

A significant portion of the investment will be directed towards OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Highlights include the construction of a new cargo terminal, the Mid-field Cargo facility, and the expansion of the bussing gates at Terminal A. Additionally, a new Mid-field Passenger Terminal is in the pipeline, catering to the growing demand for air travel in the region.

These developments at Africa’s busiest airport underscore South Africa’s commitment to maintaining world-class aviation standards and positioning itself as a competitive hub for global trade and transportation. The infrastructure upgrades are expected to improve operational efficiency, passenger experience, and cargo handling capabilities.

The investment also allocates funds for other major airports across the country. Key projects include terminal expansions at Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport (Gqeberha, formerly called Port Elizabeth) and George Airport, a domestic arrivals terminal reconfiguration at Cape Town International Airport, and minor upgrades to King Phalo Airport in East London. Continue reading

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