CapeTown Airport

Facts and Info about the new International Airport Cape Town

Recently I have been to the new CapeTown Airport. What an enjoyable experience! The new airport looks stunning and now with the roadworks almost complete driving to and from the airport is much easier now again too.

The new Airport in Cape Town has got a nice friendly atmosphere and the signage is much improved. So it is much easier to find your way around South aFrica’s second largest airport.

Here you can see how fabulous the new Central Terminal Building of the new CapeTown Airport looks like.

Cape Town Airport 2010

Cape Town Airport is South Africa’s second largest Airport and has undergone a tremendous extension and upgrade in the last year. Now it is ready to welcome the world.

There is now a new Central Departure Hall for International and Domestic Departures and also the arrival halls are nearing completion. The Departure Hall at CPT international Airport is located on the second floor.

The roads leading to the airport are all nearly finished and there are plenty of parking facilities.

There are new parkades which are linked with pathways to the new Central Terminal Building which make picking up and dropping of visitors much less hectic and the parking areas are not only spacious and airy but also well guarded.

Parking in the parkades however is a bit expensive if you just want to quickly drop of somebody as the minimum parking fee is R16. If you are rushing, there is a good drop-off parking section just in front of the Central Terminal Building Area which is heavily guarded, so do not try to leave your car;). Otherwise the shaded parking zone where you have to walk a bit longer to the Terminal is less costly.

International Airport CapeTown: Some interesting facts and figures

The extension of the new Cape Town Airport was needed due to the expected massive increase in flights to Cape Town within the next months when passenger numbers will reach new heights during the World Cup 2010. By then Cape Town International Airport will serve as the main air-travel hub between South Africa and the Americas too.

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Furthermore it was calculated that the passenger numbers of 8.5 million in 2009 are expected to almost double until 2015, so an enormous upgrade and extension of the CapeTown Airport was necessary.

The upgrade of Cape Town International Airport in 2010 involved:

• the extension of the international and domestic terminals which are now incorporated in the Central Terminal Building offers more comfortable check-in facilities for travelers.

• the building of an adjoining shopping mall on the ground flour with bookshop, gift and florist shop, designer ware,

• the building of an elevated carriage way to ease the access to the Airport

• the upgrade of the parking facilites with direct access the Central Terminal Building

• the car rental desks are housed in a separate building

The car rental service hall still needs its finishing touches, but the project looks really promising to be finished soon.

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