Plettenberg Bay Airport reopens, CemAir resumes flights

Posted by Anita Froneman on 10 November 2021

Plettenberg Bay Airport will reopen on Friday, November 12 after flights were suspended by the SA Civil Aviation Authority (Sacaa) over non-compliance with infrastructure and safety regulations in August.

The suspension came after the Plettenberg Bay Aerodrome was downgraded to below the minimum category required for flights to operate at the airport.

Robberg Nature Reserve in Plettenberg Bay is a popular tourist attraction. Picture: Getaway Gallery

In a statement, CemAir said that an agreement between them and Bitou Local Municipality made it possible to restore the airport’s Category 4 licence and return CemAir’s scheduled airline flights.

‘In terms of the agreement, CemAir will engage with the South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to, jointly with the Bitou Local Municipality, manage the process of rectifying all identified non-conformances. As the owner of the Airport, the Municipality will provide its full co-operation and support to expedite this process.’


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