Booking Cheap International Flights from Cape Town Airport
Cape Town International Airport is the primary airport that services the beautiful and ever popular city of Cape Town. The airport is found just 22 kilometres and a short 15-minute drive outside of the city centre, also known as the City Bowl. Cape Town International is the second busiest airport in South Africa, and the third busiest on the continent of Africa!
Cape Town International underwent a major make-over in the lead up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The airport is now a world-class facility which has taken home many an accolade, including the award for Best Airport in Africa, five times over!
Getting to and from Cape Town International
Access both to and from Cape Town International has been designed with the international tourist and domestic traveller in mind. Travellers have access to various modes of transport which include; metred taxis, pre-organised shuttle bus services, as well as shuttle bus services which can be booked upon arrival at the airport, and numerous car rental companies.
Alternatively, there is also the MyCiTi bus service that runs between Cape Town International and the Cape Town Civic Centre in the CBD. Affordable tickets can be purchased from both the airport and the Cape Town Civic Centre. During out-of-peak-hour traffic times, travellers can reach the CBD in under 30 minutes.
The airport also offers both short-term and long-term parking facilities, ideal for domestic travellers travelling out of Cape Town for just a few days.
Accommodation around Cape Town International
Travellers will find a number of hotels and lodges conveniently located within a 5-10 minute taxi or shuttle bus ride of the airport for overnight and short stays. Some of these include:
- Road Lodge Airport Cape Town – 1,1km from airport
- Hotel Verde Cape Town International Airport – 1,4km from airport
- SUN1 Parow – 6,5km from airport
- The New National Lodge & Conference – 6,8km from airport
- City Lodge Hotel Grand West – 7,3km from airport
Airlines servicing Cape Town International
Cape Town International services a plethora of domestic destinations within South Africa by all major domestic airlines, including: South African Airways, South African Express, British Airways (operated by Comair), Mango Airways (operated by SAA) and Kulula.
Cape Town International offers the country’s second largest international flight network, servicing most continents across the globe. International destinations include: Europe, the UK, Asia, Australia, the United States and South America, via a number of some of the world’s best airlines:
- Air France
- Air Mauritius
- Air Namibia
- British Airways
- Delta Airlines
- Ethiopian Airways
- Etihad Airways
- Kenya Airways
- Qatar Airways
- Qantas Airways
- Singapore Airlines
- South African Airways
- Turkish Airlines
- Thomas Cook Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic Airlines
Overview of Cape Town International
The airport handles approximately 9 million passengers per year, while the central terminal building accommodates 120 check-in desks and 20 self-check-in kiosks. The airport is serviced by around 30 individual airlines on a daily basis, both domestic and international. In the lead up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Cape Town International was extensively expanded and renovated to the tune of R1.6 billion. The Central Terminal Building was established, connecting the separate domestic and international terminals.
Cape Town International’s domestic air route between Johannesburg and Cape Town was nominated as the world’s ninth busiest air route in 2011. An estimated 4.5 million passengers travel between these two cities. The airport was ranked the leading airport in Africa at the 2012 World Airport Awards.
Main services at Cape Town International
The extensive facilities offered at Cape Town International make it a cut above the rest and a truly world-class airport. A range of these facilities include:
- Accommodation and airport hotels
- Baggage wrapping services
- Banking facilities in the form of all major South African bank ATM’s, Bureau De Change and Forex
- Christian chapel
- Conference centre
- Disabled facilities including specialised elevators, ramps, toilets and wheelchairs
- Muslim prayer room
- Medical clinic
- Post office
- Restaurants and bars
- Viewing deck
- Wi-Fi at international departures
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