Cape Town International Airport is soaring in terms of post-pandemic recovery and has been announced as the strongest airport in South Africa in terms of its passenger activity.
SA’s three major airports, including OR Tambo and King Shaka, are all reaping the benefits of a 70% increase in passenger arrivals and departures from 2021, as Business Insider reports.
Cape Town International has had a first-class recovery positioned as the strongest of the three, seeing a 66% increase in 2022 first quarter compared to its sibling airports who are both at a 59% increase according to ACSA.
Travel restrictions’ ease and tourism boosts have Cape Town International flying (almost) full speed ahead again, and given the recent ‘world’s best’ ratings the Mother City has received, it’s not hard to understand why people are flocking Cape side!
Recently, Cape Town has been ranked the third greatest city in the world by the UK’s telegraph, and the second-best wedding destination globally. On top of this, a Franschhoek hotel was crowned amongst the world’s finest new stays, and small towns like Hermanus have become the hotspot for millionaire’s movements.
Although Cape Town International may not be at a 100% recovery, if the spotlight on the Mother City keeps shining and tourism stays on the upward trend both locally and internationally, experts express that the move from “tourism recovery” to a “tourism readiness” will continue to see momentum, as Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism notes.
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