More routes for Port Elizabeth Airport

2018-06-27 06:00

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“This plan between the airport and the city will further support the economic growth of the region and the airlift project is one of the key pillars to enable the seamless movement of people, goods, and services linking with both water and air transport,” said Trollip.

The Port Elizabeth International Airport is optimally positioned as a city airport which is an important gateway to the tourism market, easily accessed by local businesses and residences.

It is also situated favourably within only 25km from the industrial cluster of the Coega Industrial Development Zone, which is demarcated as one of the country’s largest special economic zones.

According to the MMC for Economic Development, Tourism and Agriculture, Councillor Andrew Whitfield, the air access project will take a three-phase approach.

Phase one will include the scope of key new and existing routes at national, regional and intercontinental level to enhance trade and tourism.

The second phase will involve the analysis of potential markets, the identification of potential airline partners, research and development for the airlift strategy and a three-year implementation plan for the establishment of new routes linking Port Elizabeth International Airport.

The third phase will require the implementation of the identified route opportunities and development of incentive schemes.

“The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber and Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, as critical and key stakeholders to this agreement, will play an integral and pivotal role in the implementation of phases two and three of the air lift strategy.

“We also hope to have more and direct private sector participation in the programme,” added Whitfield.

“The parties have all recognised the need for a co-ordinated approach when implementing the air lift strategy.

“They have, therefore, committed themselves to signing the MOU to ensure the strategy is fully realised,” he said.

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