The Western Cape tourism agency, Wesgro, indicated that the number of flights into Cape Town is starting to increase in several key markets. According to Wesgro, flights from Namibia to Cape Town have increased significantly in Africa, as well as flights from European countries such as Germany and the Netherlands.
There is some added good news for Cape Town which comes after British Airways intent to resume its service to the city from November 1. However, the carrier says it will no longer switch to daily passenger flights between London Heathrow and Johannesburg from August 31 as it had previously planned, Tourism Update reported.
Mayco member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, James Vos, says there are about 9 000 passengers per day, 15 000 down from prior to the third wave and the Cape Town International Airport has seen a steady increase since the country returned to an adjusted Alert Level 3 lockdown.
“With more international airlines such as Emirates coming back on board, we are sure to see that number increase significantly,” Vos said.
Emirates Airlines also made a return on Wednesday, August 11, as their first flight in several months flew in from Dubai.
Meanwhile, the Cape Town International Airport was named Africa’s best airport for the sixth consecutive year.
@capetownint has done it again! The airport has won the Best Airport in Africa Award for the sixth consecutive year as well as the Best Airport Staff in Africa Award at the 2021 Skytrax World Airport Awards. #Winners #airports #Skytrax #travel @skytrax_uk pic.twitter.com/aZSm373KQT
— Cape Town Airport (@capetownint) August 10, 2021