Acsa gears up for summer season

Johannesburg - Cape Town International Airport has geared up its festive season plans ahead of the busy summer season, according to the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa).

It said on Monday that passenger numbers for November had shown an increase of 6% compared with the same period last year, with a total of just under 760 000 arriving and departing passengers in Cape Town.

November saw just under 300 000 domestic arriving passengers, marking a 4% increase in domestic arriving passengers compared with November last year, while the departure front saw an increase of 6%.

International arriving passenger numbers for November showed "an impressive" increase of 14% compared with the same period last year, while international departing passenger numbers grew by 10% compared with last year.

"To date the airport has processed just over 7.6 million passengers with an average of 23 000 passengers moving through the airport per day," says Deidre Davids, communications manager at Cape Town International Airport.

"As is always the case, this time of year the operational teams put various plans in place to ensure that the airport is able to deal with the number of passengers and visitors passing through the airport."

 
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