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Old January 20th, 2008, 12:09 AM   #21
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Old February 13th, 2008, 01:28 AM   #22
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Old February 19th, 2008, 11:20 AM   #23
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Infrastructure to CTIA from Cape Town Central

Another Update: It has been reported that the rail link between the Cape Town International Airport and the Cape Town Metrorail network will take place at a cost of R1billion (if I'm correct Mo) and we'll then have direct mass transit access from CTIA to Cape Town central. The Airport Access road interchange will also undergo an upgrade, in conjunction with the widening of Settlers Way (N2 Motorway between Cape Town and the airport) to 6 lanes (3 inbound/3 outbound), which is almost complete. This includes a massive overhaul of the Hospital Bend interchange with the M3 (De Waal Dr/Rhodes Dr) where construction has just begun.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 12:38 PM   #24
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yes..the bus shuttle service along dedicated public transport lanes will also be in place..the rail link is touch and go though..but i think i said many months back it would cost 1 billion plus and not 400k
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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:36 PM   #25
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Billion rand airport rail link to start early 2009

World Cup 2010

Today there are only 847 days to kick-off of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and we are making good progress. Together with the Host City of Cape Town and our national partners in the 2010 Organising Committee, we are well on track for that game to be played in Cape Town on 11 June 2010. While the official Opening Match featuring Bafana Bafana will be played in Johannesburg, Cape Town will host a match as well.

On the Infrastructure side, the Green Point stadium is on track to be completed by the 15 December 2009. The tender for the operator and naming rights is about to be published, and we have received extensive interest from local and foreign operators.

Tenders are being issued for the upgrade of the Cape Town Central Station, not only for the benefit of our longsuffering commuters, but also for our 2010 guests. We are doing all we can to support our SARCC colleagues to deliver the rail connection between the upgraded Cape Town International Airport and the Central Cape Town Station - by 2010.

The expansion of the Cape Town International Convention Centre in partnership with the national Department of Public Works is in the planning phase.

Extensive planning has been carried out on transport for the event, on the public viewing areas and in preparation to entice the world's top teams to base themselves in the Western Cape during the tournament. This means benefits beyond the City - in tourism and hospitality, in the construction and craft sectors, in catering and transport? We will need all the accommodation we can find beyond the five star hotels and the luxury guesthouses. We will partner with universities and school hostels to accommodate the fans.

Detailed planning for emergency services and disaster management, for safety and security are reaching advanced stages as we prepare to submit plans to FIFA in June. Working together with the muncipalities and national government, with volunteers and the private sector, we are thoroughly delighted with the enthusiasm and commitment shown across the board.

Strategic Infrastructure

The public transport system remains the backbone of the Province's Strategic Infrastructure Plan. We are using World Cup 2010 as a catalyst to leverage partnerships and resources, and to advance timetables.

Rail is a critical part of the public transport plan. The SA Rail Commuters Corporation and the City of Cape Town are driving a project that will link the airport to the main rail system. Construction is scheduled to commence early 2009 and represents a R1 billion investment in the Western Cape. As part of the overall revitalization of the railways, the province will benefit from the purchasing and refurbishment of trains and the investment in security on trains and at stations.

As part of the continued investment in our road networks, the following are priority projects:

* Phase 1 of the Koeberg Interchange will be completed;
* The N2 Corridor will continue to expand its provision of public transport priority lanes;
* The Airport Access Interchange will be upgraded;
* By mid-2009 the Klipfontein and Lansdowne Corridors will be at an advanced stage; and
* The labour-intensive Gansbaai Road has renewed impetus following the visit of President Mbeki.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 08:02 PM   #26
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I'm so glad the rail link is going along. It's much needed in my opinion.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 04:15 PM   #27
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Old March 28th, 2008, 04:21 PM   #28
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Cape Town to build private airport for rich and famous

The place where the elite park their jets...

By Thabo Mabaso and Sivuyile Mangxamba

Cape Town's quest to be the playground of the world's who's who has received a boost with the announcement that a new private airport facility catering for the whims of rich personalities is being built at a cost of R250-million.

The new facility, which opens in 2009, hopes to play host to leaders of the world's top companies, pop stars, Hollywood royalty and other monied individuals.

Called the ExecuJet Business Centre, it will be one of only two in the country offering exclusive arrivals and departure facilities for upper-end business clients and rich executive class celebrities. The other facility is at Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg.

'This is very exciting for Cape Town'
The centre is to be built on 3.5 hectares of industrial land on the western boundary of the Cape Town International Airport (CTIA).

The ExecuJet Business Centre was launched on Wednesday at the CTIA by the local developers Dave Mostert and Johnny Cullum. Nedbank Corporate Property Finance (Cape) is backing the project.

It will boast a state-of-the-art office building offering an executive passenger lounge with basement parking for 139 cars.

There will be a 2 262 square metre hangar able to accommodate up to 35 helicopters.

The 5 347 square metre jet hangar space will be able to house three global express aircraft at any one time.

Mostert, mastermind behind the concept, told the Cape Argus that the centre had already attracted the attention of top executive jet companies.

The centre hopes to cash in on the popularity of South Africa as a tourist destination in the run-up to, and beyond, the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

International aviation companies Agusta and Sikorsky have already signed up to use the centre.

"This is very exciting for Cape Town. The centre provides the private jet and helicopter community's ultimate destination, which means being at the centre of an industry that has a net worth of inestimable value," Mostert said.

The centre, which will not have its own landing facilities, will allow the aircraft of wealthy clientele direct access to the CTIA's runways.

ExecuJet Aviation claims the centre is the only one of its kind offering direct access to an international airport in South Africa.

Mostert added that in future the company hoped to set up a customs and immigration service at the aviation centre, making sure that rich visitors are processed in the comfort of luxurious surroundings.

The centre will also have a dedicated fuel supply and a workshop for the maintenance and repair of visiting aircraft.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 10:54 AM   #29
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Tommroow marks the first flight of the daily Emirates (EK) nonstop service from Dubai to Capetown. Emirates invades Cape Town!
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Old March 31st, 2008, 02:37 AM   #30
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nice

do they still have to stop in joburg?

i heard that all flights have to stop in joburg first due to some regulation
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Old March 31st, 2008, 01:56 PM   #31
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front exterior reminds me of Changi T3 anyway nice new terminal for Cape Town
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Old April 1st, 2008, 10:04 PM   #32
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Old April 1st, 2008, 10:10 PM   #33
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do they still have to stop in joburg?

i heard that all flights have to stop in joburg first due to some regulation
There is no such regulation. Some international airlines stop in Jo'burg just to bolster passenger numbers. I think only Malaysian, Turkish and Qatar stop in Johannesburg en route to Cape Town (speaking under correction).
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Old April 29th, 2008, 09:34 PM   #34
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Cape Town International Airport
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Old April 30th, 2008, 01:40 PM   #35
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Thanks Mo, was just about to put my pics here... you're like a Cape Town construction file-o-facts to the world... Cheers
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Old July 14th, 2008, 05:57 PM   #36
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Cape Town International Airport - 10th best airport in the world (Skytrax) - Best in Africa

LONDON, 14th July 2008 : Hong Kong International Airport has been named Best Airport in the world, in the passenger survey results released today by Skytrax.

"We congratulate Hong Kong for their repeated success in winning the World's best Airport title" said Skytrax CEO, Mr Edward Plaisted. "In recent years, the whole air travel experience has become much more focussed on the time customers spend in the airport environment, and Hong Kong has established itself as a clear passenger favourite in this respect."

"The World Airport Survey evaluates a broad spectrum of product and service touchpoints across the airport experience, covering a wide spectrum of passenger types. Hong Kong was particularly notable for gaining highest satisfaction ratings in such a diverse market. Like any other business, an airport is striving to deliver world-class standards that will make a customer want to use it again, and achieving this level of loyalty requires the highest levels of quality consistency - something where Hong Kong was singled out again and again during the survey."

"Over the last 10 years, the Skytrax World Airport Awards have become recognised as the trusted, global symbol of quality for airports," said Edward Plaisted. "Our survey participants represent the most experienced, diverse and discerning travellers in the marketplace, and airports throughout the world recognize the inherent value that comes with their endorsement."

The 2006 title winner, Singapore Changi Airport, is ranked 2nd in the 2008 World Airport Awards, with Seoul Incheon Airport in 3rd, and KLIA Kuala Lumpur moving into 4th place.

"We again saw a very tight finish to this 2007/8 passenger survey, with very close margins seen between the World's Top 3 airports. The opening of the new Terminal 3 at Singapore Changi was clearly visible from results during the survey, with customer satisfaction levels showing marked increases for this airport over the period it was included. We have yet to see what impact the new Concourse Terminal will have upon passenger ratings for Seoul Incheon Airport, with this being too late to have any impact on these 2008 results" said Plaisted.

"What was notable from this survey is that customers are becoming much more discerning about airport standards and facilities available to them, be they travelling for business or leisure. This is something that will continue to grow as the strength and importance of the three major airline alliances moves to a new level. Indeed, we must soon be looking at a time when our Survey introduces a new category to determine Best Airports according to the standards of the individual airline alliances!"

"Whilst airport operators increase the visibility of signs to warn passengers against taking out their grievances on immigration or security officers, these two areas still tend to be the biggest cause of customer discontent across the airport experience. It is not the actual processes, but occasional poor resource management that can destroy all other aspects of the airport experience. Easy transportation, quick check-in, good shopping and dining facilities, clean terminal areas - all the positives can easily be undone when confronted by a 20 mins security queue, especially if one also finds that only half the security facilities are operational" added Plaisted.

"On a positive note this year, we did find total customer satisfaction rankings for many airports across the world have improved in the 2007/8 period, with passengers reporting the customer service experience as improved. Looking ahead, there is no doubt the severe financial crisis affecting the world airline industry will bring a rash of operational difficulties, cancelled/consolidated flights, and more airlines going under. In turn, this will put pressure on airports being able to react to and cope with the pressure points as they arise."

Munich Airport is again the winner of Best Airport in Europe title, and also ranked 5th in the world - out of more than 190 airports. San Francisco was named Best Airport North America, ahead of Vancouver (2nd) and Dallas/Fort Worth in 3rd position for the region.

In the Middle East passengers have to wait awhile for airport improvements, with the new airports yet to open in Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi. In the meantime, Best Airport for the region is Tel Aviv (1st), Bahrain (2nd) and Muscat (3rd).

Best Airport in Africa is Cape Town, which for the first time has entered the World's Top 10 Airports in 10th position, with Johannesburg ranked 2nd in Africa, ahead of Addis Ababa in 3rd place.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 05:59 AM   #38
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It's going to be fabulous. Can't wait to land there next year June. Should be almost completed by then
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Old August 27th, 2008, 09:10 AM   #39
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There is no such regulation. Some international airlines stop in Jo'burg just to bolster passenger numbers. I think only Malaysian, Turkish and Qatar stop in Johannesburg en route to Cape Town (speaking under correction).
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my dad flew lufthansa to Cape Town from Canada and they stopped in Joburg and than people from an earlier Lufthansa flight joined his plane because apparently they only allowed Lufthansa to fly into Cape Town X amount of times a day which was less than they were allowed to fly into Joburg they said it was done to protect South Africa's local airlines

he wasn't allowed to get off the plane in joburg and he said it was less than an hour stop - they did it arriving and departing

maybe lufthansa just doe sit as their own thing than
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... because apparently they only allowed Lufthansa to fly into Cape Town X amount of times a day which was less than they were allowed to fly into Joburg they said it was done to protect South Africa's local airlines
Yeah, about that one - go to the Aviation Thread in the South Africa area and read the last few posts.

Last edited by Ron2K; August 27th, 2008 at 09:58 AM. Reason: Provided link - I'm feeling kind. :)
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