OR Tambo ready for Confed cup

2009-06-10 13:44

Johannesburg - There will be increased metro police visibility around the OR Tambo International Airport to ensure passenger safety during Confederations Cup, the airport said on Wednesday.

"We are working very closely with the South African Police Service [and] the Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni metro police departments to ensure that passengers travelling around the airport are safe," airport general manager Chris Hlekane said.

He was briefing the media on the airport's readiness for the Confederations Cup and the Fifa 2010 World Cup.

He said Fifa delegates and teams arriving in the country for the Confederations Cup would be facilitated separately from the general public to avoid congestion at the airport.

A portable unit would be set up at check-in for teams and Fifa guests, Hlekane said.

There would also be increased support around luggage-handling to avoid pilfering.