flights have become the staple of inbound and outbound travel in South
Africa. OR Tambo International airport, as well as the ever increasing
capacity of Lanseria airport, have created a busy hub of air travel in
and out of Johannesburg.
the year 2012-2013, OR Tambo saw a total number of 18.6 million
passengers come in and out of the airport. This compared to the 8.4
million passengers of Cape Town International airport, shows just how
busy a hub Johannesburg airport can be.
busiest route from Johannesburg is between OR Tambo and Cape Town
International airport. The domestic airlines alone facilitate 277
flights every week.
The introduction of routes operated by
FlySafair and Skywise has led to further increases in traffic and great
advances in the accessibility of inter provincial travel.
Tourist Attractions /Activities
Johannesburg, also known as Jozi, Jo'burg and eGoli, is the largest city in South Africa. Johannesburg has not traditionally been known as a tourist destination, but rather a transit point for connecting flights.
If you are visiting, must to activities are visiting history museums such as the Apartheid Museum and the Hector Pieterson Museum. Spend a day at Golf Reef City, a large amusement park, and the Johannesburg Zoo - one of the largest in South Africa.
The city also has several art museums and live entertainment. Johannesburg presents world class theatre, both local and international. Other attractions include Magaliesburg and Hartbeespoort Dam.
Flights to Johannesburg means that you will be landing at OR Tambo International Airport (formerly Johannesburg International Airport) for both domestic and international flights.
Lanseria Airport is located to the north-west of the city and used for commercial flights to Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Botswana, and Sun City.
OR Tambo International airport was founded in 1952, and since then, has gone through some incredible changes and expansions. Previously known as the Jan Smuts Airport, it underwent its first name change in 1994 to Johannesburg Airport, and then in 2006 it was renamed the historic anti-apartheid politician, and former President of the African National Congress, Oliver Reginald Tambo, who died in 1993. The current busiest in Africa, this airport provides people everywhere with a link to places within South Africa, and with a link to the rest of the world.