Cape Town International Airport is the best in Africa, winning sought after Skytrax award for four years running.
In 2018 international passenger numbers at Cape Town International airport grew by 9.6% after an already impressive 16% growth in 2017. Over 10 million total passengers in 2017, connected to over 21 countries, with 750 000 international inbound seats and 13 new routes added in the last three years.
The UK is the top market for Cape Town with Germany and the USA, second and third respectively. Cargo figures have also improved significantly with more freight being transported in the belly of the aircraft. Cargo freight has grown by 52% in 2017 to 57 000 tonnes.
In 2015, Cape Town launched its Cape Town Air Access partnership. Government, Tourism and businesses work together to promote, develop and maintain international air routes in and out of Cape Town International Airport.
To date, Cape Town Air Access has helped land 15 new routes, and 20 route expansions, resulting in over 1.5 million two-way seats being added into Cape Town. This growth means Cape Town International Airport will need to expand its infrastructure to accommodate the growth.
The airport has several key infrastructure projects planned over the next five years.
These upgrades will see a R7 billion investment over this period and will include:
The refurbishment of the domestic arrivals terminal
The expansion of the international terminal
A new realigned runway worth R3,93 billion which will achieve the runway realignment that will in the future allow for the expansion of the terminals
The new runway will allow the airport to increase its per hour landing and departures from 30 to 45 aircraft movements
It will allow the airport to handle the new generation large aircraft such as the Boeing 747-800 or the A380 aircrafts
International Routes – Country Map
Air Access has added 700 000 international seats since July 2015.
Cape Town Airport is the 3rd largest airport in Africa.
CTIA is the most punctual airport in South Africa 2016.
Airport charges being dropped by 35% on average from 1st April 2017.
Cape Town Airport is the 2nd largest airport in South Africa.
Best Airport in Africa award at the 2019 Skytrax World Airports Awards. Four years running.