|SA airports now offer a more streamlined and efficient passenger experience
While the upgrades of South Africa's three leading airports were fast-tracked to meet World Cup deadlines, the airports have in fact for some time needed to be upgraded to enable them to cope with the volume of passengers using them in peak periods each year.
Interestingly, statistics have shown that the number of passengers making use of the airports during the World Cup were lower than the number of passengers using the same airports over traditional peak periods, such as the festive season. read more
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All players contribute to international travel standards
South African airports, terminals and travel facilities are now on a par with international standards, and are easily able to cope with peak period passenger volumes. While developments to enhance capacity and efficiency were on the cards for some time, the World Cup deadline put pressure on all stakeholders involved to fast-track upgrades. The result is the cutting edge travel facilities South Africa boasts today.
While we heard a great deal during the World Cup about developments and happenings at the three largest airports, OR Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport and King Shaka International Airport, and the way in which they were upgraded or built from scratch to ensure a streamlined, efficient passenger experience , it is not only these airports that have contributed to our efficient flight and travel facilities. Other South African airports make a tremendous contribution, but these success stories are not as widely known.
Lanseria, for example, is an international airport servicing Northern Johannesburg, Midrand and Pretoria. It was one of the six major airports used during the World Cup and operations there went off without a hitch. Some of its impressive statistics and enviable accomplishments achieved are:
So it is all stakeholders working together in an integrated approach that has contributed to South Africa’s positive passenger experience, and will continue to do so for the benefit of local and international travellers for decades to come.