Cape Town International Airport passport control gets R4.7m upgrade

2014-05-15 12:27
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Cape Town - Passengers making use of Cape Town International Airport's Passport control facilities should be aware the facilities have been relocated to its new permanent position following the completion of a R4.7 million upgrade, Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) has said.

Acsa said in a press release the upgrade aims to improve the queuing system for passengers as well as ensuring there are better facilities for personnel and those making use of the area.
The passport control area has now been moved to the International Departures Duty Free area.

“Now with the new and improved facility, agent immigration officers are able to see airport users clearly which will assist them with the profiling of passengers,” said Deidre Davids, Communications Manager at Cape Town International Airport.

The emigration area comprises of 14 counters for personnel as well as for the associated Department of Home Affairs role players. An automated queuing system has been installed to help manage queues and turn-style gates have been installed to ensure personnel and passengers entering the area are processed separately. All employees will now have to swipe their cards which will also assist in preventing tail gating.  

The emigration office opens at 04:00 and closes after the last flight (this is inclusive of delayed flights) daily.

“Having been awarded the ACI Best Airport by region in Africa, we strive to provide an excellent service to our airport users and passengers alike and this is another way of making sure that there is a smooth transition through our airport,” Davids said.

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