Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town International is the second larger airport in South Africa, and a prime tourism retreat, that serves millions who choose to come to the Mother City. Traffic through the airport reflects this: in 2005, nearly 60,000 aircraft, carrying about 6.7 million passengers was recorded; 14 million are expected by 2015, to come through the Cape Town International.

The airport is the second busiest in South Africa, and the third busiest in Africa, after OR Tambo and Cairo. A central terminal connects domestic and international travels. Many airlines traveling internationally offer direct flights from Amsterdam, London, and Cape Town. All airlines in South Africa go to Cape Town, and the routes from this city to Johannesburg, are always well served.

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For domestic, it is advised to arrive 1.5 hours prior to flight, and up to 3 hours for international departures. Drop offs are on the upper level in the the Central Terminal building. There is a pick-up and go zone in the ground floor of P1 (the first parkade you see upon entering the airport. More than five 500 parking bays are offered, along with long term parking in multilevel parkades, and a shaded parking bay has 600 spots. Shuttles are available to transport those who are going directly from their car to a terminal.

There are international banking facilities, forex, car hire and rental services offered on site at the airport. Retail shops, which include bookshops, souvenir clothing, and other shops, are found on the lower level, where arrivals come in, near the Central Terminal. Wi Fi is available, when you are near the hot spots around different terminals; you can find pay as you go vouchers, if you would like to save on the cost to use the internet at the airport.

You can contact Cape Town International Airport at +27 021 937 1275.