Mthatha Airport on the up and up

2013-06-03 09:13

Mthatha - Mthatha Airport is gearing up for bigger and better things following the first landing by Airlink on the new runway on May 30.

Tourism Update reports the opening of the runway also allows the airport to handle larger aircraft. Apart from this, phase one of upgrades will also see the construction of a new terminal building 

The Eastern Cape Department of Transport is positioning Mthatha Airport through to be a passenger and freight hub linking road, rail and air transportation and effectively becoming a gateway to the east of the province.

They are in the process of developing a comprehensive aviation strategy for the province.

The upgrade project is expected to improve the airport's capacity as the department continues to lobby and negotiate with more airlines to service the route between Mthatha and Johannesburg as well as between Mthatha and Durban. Provincial Government intends to have a service between Cape Town and Mthatha via Port Elizabeth and Bhisho.


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