The town of George lies halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth on South Africa's ever-popular Garden Route. With more and more visitors travelling to the region's mountains, beaches and forests, George airport now welcomes over 700,000 passengers each year. The increasing popularity of the area as a tourist destination is expected to boost traffic even further.
But the airport does not only play a central role in the region's tourist economy. It is also a national distribution hub for cargo such as flowers, fish, oysters, herbs and ferns.
George Airport has been awarded the South African Airport of the Year award six times, and this is attributed to its steady growth, coupled with an unwavering commitment to service and efficiency.
In February 2016, a 200 square meter solar plant was launched at the airport, further demonstrating our commitment to clean energy generation and sustainability. George Airport is Africa's first airport to be solar powered.