New Lanseria runway opens

2013-11-12 13:49
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Cape Town - Lanseria International has started operating a new 3 000m runway, allowing the airport to push for broader regional and international flight route operators -  ultimately giving passengers more choice.

The development and extension of the airport was completed at a cost R150-million and means the airport is now able to accommodate larger and passenger cargo aircraft, Lanseria chief executive Gavin Sayce stated in a defenceweb.co.za report. 

Currently only kulula operate domestically to Cape Town and Durban, while Mango operated a flight route to Cape Town from the privately owned airport, north-west of Johannesburg, which is often used as a less-busy alternative to OR Tambo International.

Lanseria spokesperson, Claudette Vianello, told News24 Travel that the operators of the airport are in talks with a number of airlines, but could not disclose any at this point.

Despite its limited domestic schedule, Lanseria is South Africa's fourth busiest airport and is well-known for its large charter and private base, with 85% of all charters to and from South Africa operating out of the airport.

Future plans detailed in the report include a new instrument landing system, to be commissioned in the first quarter of next year and a new generation global navigation satellite system.

When travelling domestically, which airport do you prefer, Lanseria or OR Tambo International? Tell us in the comments below or email us at info@news24travel.com

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