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Old December 6th, 2007, 01:44 AM   #1
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CPT | Cape Town International Airport




Developments

During the next few years leading to 2010, Cape Town International will undergo a drastic facelift as part of ACSA’s R5.2 billion cash injection into the infrastructural developments of its airports. The projects for Cape Town International include:

A new Terminal Building

The construction of a R900 million terminal building set for completion in 2009 is underway. This project will see a complete overhaul of the Domestic Terminal and will result in a central processing unit, which will process international as well as domestic passengers.

Elevated Road


While the existing Ring Road will stay as is, an elevated road will be built above it. The lower (ground floor) road will be a pick up point for arriving passengers and the upper road will be for departing passengers.


Multi-Storey Parkade (MSP ll)

An additional multi-storey parkade will be built to ensure that the airport consistently has sufficient parking capacity. This facility will increase the airports parking capacity by an additional 4 000 bays.

Apron parking bays and air bridges:

In addition to the landside developments, ACSA will also increase the parking capacity on the airside. New aircraft parking stands will be built as well as necessary air bridges in Domestic Departures.

Property development

It's not only the terminal buildings that have benefited from development in the past few years: Cape Town International Airport is increasingly becoming recognised as a node for commercial property development.

Many businesses already rely on the airport for their operations - and its central position in the greater Cape Town Metropole makes the airport precinct attractive for logistical reasons. Testimony to this is a 23 000 square metre distribution centre that was recently developed for Pick 'n Pay.

Other recently completed developments include a cargo centre, office blocks, a petrol station and a hotel.


CCTV Upgrade

A new state-of-the-art CCTV and Joint Operations Centre (JOC) has enabled the airport to consolidate critical monitoring functions, thereby improving security and safety of the airport.

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Old December 6th, 2007, 04:21 AM   #2
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Hope to visit this airport on february 2008.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 04:43 AM   #3
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ouch. good luck..tons of construction so it will take a while to get out of it.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 03:32 PM   #4
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Old December 9th, 2007, 12:23 PM   #5
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Two more runways may be constructed after the 2010 World Cup. Those are planned for completion in 2015 and would help combat air traffic congestion and will also enable the airport to provide adequate takeoff and landing slots to meet the projected traffic demand, until 2050. This is possibly being done to accommodate the airbus A380.

I found this info at http://www.airport-technology.com/projects/capetown/.
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Old December 9th, 2007, 11:48 PM   #6
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when are they going to start the construction?
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Old December 10th, 2007, 12:20 AM   #7
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when are they going to start the construction?
Work started a while back.






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Old December 10th, 2007, 01:06 AM   #9
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i know its slightly off topic but recently visiting jo'berg airport was fantastic with the new extension, plenty of space, clean, fresh, plenty of seating at departures and not a mammoth walk to the gate like it is in heathrow! this extension to cape town looks like a worthy addition, fantastic news for south africa and the world cup.
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Old December 10th, 2007, 11:11 AM   #10
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Glad to see this brilliant city is getting a brilliant airport
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Old December 10th, 2007, 02:26 PM   #11
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Old December 14th, 2007, 12:40 PM   #12
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R1,3-bn infrastructure investment for Cape Town International Airport
By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout
Published: 14 Dec 07 - 0:00

Aviation company Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) has announced earlier this year that its investment of more than R1,3-billion in infrastructure at the Cape Town International Airport is on schedule for completion by the end of 2009. Two years have passed since the current transformation at the airport began with the construction of the airport's first multistorey parkade (MSP1).

In January 2007, the drop-and-go road was relocated to a temporary bypass road in order for the site of the new central terminal building (CTB) to be hoarded off, as well as to make way for an elevated road to be built in front of the terminal buildings. The route for domestic car rental returns was also changed, and in July, the international car rentals area was relocated.

Currently work on the CTB is rapidly progressing. The five-storey building, which will be taller than the current multistorey car park, will house a common processing area where both international and domestic passengers will be processed, as opposed to two separate terminals. Once passengers pass through the security screening points international passengers will route to the left to the international departures waiting area, and domestic passengers right to the domestic departures waiting area.

The elevated roadway will separate the arrivals and departures levels, similar to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, and is set for completion in July 2008.

"Acsa has said that the construction activity will completely transform Cape Town International Airport. These developments will significantly enhance the airport's capacity, allowing for the processing of about 15-million passengers on completion," Cape Town International Airport communications manager Deidre Hendricks says.

She says managing an operational airport amidst all this construction is challenging, as passenger growth gives rise to the need for bigger and more sophisticated infrastructure, while at the same time, trying not to inconvenience passengers. Unfortunately, during the transformation, passengers will experience a fair amount of discomfort as construction progresses.

One of the problem areas is public vehicle parking, an area in which demand currently far exceeds supply. As part of the infrastructure developments commissioned last year, the construction of a second multistorey parkade (MSP2) has commenced. The site of this facility, which is positioned directly opposite the international terminal, was boarded off and handed over to the contractor in July.
Work commenced in September and the project will take about 18 months to complete at a cost of approximately R210-million.

"The MSP2 will be a five-level parkade with approximately 4 000 bays, which makes it twice as big as MSP1. It is going to make a dramatic difference to the current parking experience at the airport," Hendricks concludes.

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Besides Cape Town, what other 2010 World Cup host cities' airports will be making improvements?
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Old December 16th, 2007, 12:59 PM   #14
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Durban is getting an entirely new airport to the north of the city. Its presently underconstruction. It forms part of the Dube tradeport precinct and is to be known as King Shaka international airport. It is costing R6,8 billion ($790m) and will have airbridge facilities for 18 planes, with an initial capacity of 7,5million (but this is likely to be expanded as it is predicted to reach this capacity in 2011 instead of 2015 as initially planned due to mammouth growth of LCC's in SA)

There is a thread in this airports section for it, as well as in the South African forum
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Old January 9th, 2008, 10:23 PM   #16
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That looks so sexy!
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Old January 10th, 2008, 02:54 AM   #17
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Just can't wait to see it finished!
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Old January 11th, 2008, 12:10 PM   #19
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CTIA sees growth of over 1 million passengers

Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) processed a record number of passengers last year: more than eight million.

There were 8,3 million passengers in 2007 and 7,2 million in 2006.

"This represents a 17 percent growth rate for the year, which is an all-time record for CTIA," according to the Airports Company South Africa spokesperson Kim Webster.

"In December alone, the airport processed 751 559 passengers. This means that this festive season was the busiest period ever for CTIA," she said.

The busiest terminals were the domestic ones, which operated at maximum capacity.

"Although the hospitality industry does not have a reliable visitor number measurement tool, this season certainly seems to be a far busier summer season, with virtually no seasonal dips in mid-December and mid-January," said Chris von Ulmenstein, chairperson of the smaller accommodation segment of the Cape chapter of the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (Fedhasa).

"Heavily populated roads to Hermanus and the Garden Route just after Christmas and throngs of shoppers in popular shopping centres are proof of the vast numbers of out-of-town visitors in the Western Cape," she said.

Fedhasa puts the beginning of the festive season peak at about December 11, with it ending about January 5 - although the organisation reports that recent trends see this period expanding.

Von Ulmenstein said the 2007/8 summer season started off "disappointingly slow" in September and the first half of October, which could be attributed to the Rugby World Cup taking place at that time.

"Since then Cape Town has been booming, with many last-minute bookings, even now over the most sought-after new year period. Occupancy levels in accommodation establishments have improved and are far better than last season, even if the bookings have been very last minute."

Cape Town Tourism chief executive Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold said last month, when remarking on an industry "summer expectations" survey, that an increasing number of visitors were booking at the last minute. This was "one of the most noteworthy trends in tourism in Cape Town".
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Old January 14th, 2008, 03:46 PM   #20
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New R900m airport terminal to alleviate overcrowding



By Dominique Herman

THE new R900 million central terminal building, which is still under construction and which is expected to be completed in time for the 2010 World Cup, will ease overcrowding of the domestic terminals at Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) - which last year saw a record number of passengers pass through its gates.

The central terminal will integrate check-in and security for international and domestic flights and provide capacity until 2015. Domestic arrivals and departures will also be split into separate levels - "almost like at OR Tambo (International Airport in Johannesburg)", according to Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) spokesperson Kim Webster.

Webster said it was Acsa's responsibility to provide the infrastructure, but unmanned counters were the responsibility of the airlines.

The advent of low-cost carriers meant the domestic terminals were busy all the time, but "a lot more meeters and greeters" over the festive season contributed to an even busier environment in the terminals.

"Operating an airport that is also a massive construction site is a huge challenge and it means that airport users have to endure some inconvenience during this period until the new infrastructure comes on stream," Webster said.

CTIA processed 8.3 million passengers last year - 1.1 million more than the year before.

The renovations at CTIA, the country's second-largest airport, are part of the R1.3 billion infrastructure investment in preparation for the World Cup. Work started in September 2006 and is due to be complete by December 2009.

Additions to the airport include a new elevated drop-off and go road in front of the terminals and a R100m expansion to its existing parking facility.

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