The Johannesburg – Cape Town route is the 9th busiest flight route in the world and the busiest route in Africa. There are 34 000 yearly flights on the route carrying 4.7 million passengers. Three low-cost carriers, Mango, Kulula Airlines and FlySafair, operate flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town (JNB – CPT). South Africa’s two biggest domestic full-service carriers, British Airways Comair and South African Airways, operating multiple daily return flights on the route.
Kulula and Mango operate flights to two different airports in Johannesburg – OR Tambo International Airport and Lanseria International Airport. OR Tambo is South Africa’s largest airport. The vast majority of connecting flights from South Africa to the rest of the world fly out of OR Tambo International. Lanseria (HLA) is a smaller airport situated to the west of the city. It is a very convenient airport for people living in Johannesburg’s western and southern suburbs.
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OR Tambo International Airport(JNB) Africa’s largest busiest airport. The airport is situated 22km from Johannesburg’s CBD and 23km from Sandton, the city’s two biggest business districts. The airport is South Africa’s primary airport, servicing around 18 million passengers a year. The airport operates non-stop flights to every continent in the world except Antarctica. South Africa’s national flag carrier,South African Airways (SAA), has their hub at OR Tambo International.
OR Tambo International Airport is lucky enough to have a high speed train that runs straight into the airport. The Gautrain seamlessly connects travellers from around the greater Johannesburg area to the airport in a ultra modern, high speed train. Multiple taxi services operate in and out of the airport. Travellers are advised to please check that the taxi is licences and registered before using the service. There are also companies who provide transfers from the airport to your preferred destination. These transfers will have to be booked head of your arrival.
Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is South Africa’s second busiest airport. The airport is situated 15 kilometres from Cape Town’s CBD. Cape Town International Airport is the only airport in Cape Town that offers scheduled passenger services. The airport has both domestic and international terminals. The airport is Africa’s most award winning airport, having won the title of Africa’s leading airport on numerous occasions. The airport services approximately 8million passengers a year.
Getting to the city or to your home from Cape Town International is easy. There are a number of companies that offer transfer services from the airport to any location in the greater Cape Town area. The airport does unfortunately not have a train services, but there is public transport available in the form of a bus service. The bus stop is situated just outside of the airport to the west of the terminal building. Taxis are also available at the airport. If you do chooses to take a taxi please make sure that the taxi is registered to operate at the airport. Transfers can be booked through companies like Cape Town Airport Shuttle and Citi Shuttles.
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