Cape Town Air Access wins best for 2019

Posted by Lucinda Dordley on 17 December 2019

Cape Town Air Access (CTAA) has been awarded yet another prestigious accolade – it has been named the overall winner in the Routes Africa 2019 Awards hosted in Mombasa, Kenya. CTAA has continued to assist the Cape Town International Airport since its inception, and this time, it has created 16 new flight routes and has expanded the 22 existing routes.

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In the past 14 months, the CTAA has helped three new airlines touch down in Cape Town, added four new destinations, and seven additional route expansions to Cape Town. A total of 750,000 inbound seats have also been added to Cape Town’s network, and this had resulted in nearly doubling the capacity at the airport. It has also added a whopping $400-million in direct tourism spending to the South African economy.

There has also been a 9% increase in international passenger traffic, and these come from the following routes:

  • Return of United Airlines to Africa with a direct route to Newark/New York commenced on 15 December 2019)
  • Austrian Airlines from Vienna commenced on October 27
  • Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong commenced on 13 November
  • FlyWestair from Windhoek (Eros) via Oranjemund commenced on 7 October
  • Airlink to St Helena Island to commence in December 2019

Cape Town International Airport was also named the winner of the 4–20-million passengers category. The awards recognised that the airport has sustained growth in international passenger numbers year-on-year, and there are also major expansion plans in the pipeline.

In the under 4-million passenger category, Antananarivo Ivato International Airport in Madagascar was crowned the winner.

Also read: Cape Town airport scoops international award

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