Travellers to and from Cape Town can soon look forward to three new routes and two route expansions from Cape Town International.
Participating at the World Routes Conference, held in Barcelona last week, a team from Cape Town Air Access said that details of the flights will be announced in due course. Based at Wesgro, Cape Town Air Access is a partnership which includes the Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town, Cape Town Tourism, ACSA and SA Tourism and is the focal point for international air route development in the Western Cape.4
According to Wesgro it was thanks to this partnership’s efforts that Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) experienced close to 30% growth in international passenger traffic in 2016, breaking the 10 million passengers per year mark for the first time.
From January until June 2017, international passenger traffic grew by 27% compared to the same period last year. Fast growing markets include North America, Brazil, France, Germany and South East Asia. On the African continent strong growth has been recorded for Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius and Zimbabwe.
The new flights and route expansions secured by Air Access so far mean that more than 130 000 international seats will be added to CTIA’s capacity during the upcoming SA summer season starting in October 2017, according to Wesgro.