Johannesburg, 19 December 2013 – O.R. Tambo International
Airport has confirmed that it is ready to facilitate the anticipated increase in
passenger numbers during this festive season.
“During the festive season O.R. Tambo International naturally sees a peak in
local and international visitors streaming in and out of the airport and since
mid-December 2013, we have already seen an increase in passenger numbers,” says
Unathi Batyashe-Fillis, O.R. Tambo International Airport’s Manager:
Communication and Brand Management. “Measures have been put in place to make
sure that there is a smooth transition through our airport as part of our
commitment to providing seamless facilitations.”
O.R. Tambo International Airport urges passengers to arrive at the airport at
least one-and-a-half hours for Domestic check-in processes and two-and-a-half
hours early for International departures. Alternatively, they can take advantage
of the online check-in facilities offered by the airlines or use the
self-service check-in counters at various areas of the airport. Passengers who
have used the online check-in service are asked to allow for enough time to drop
off their luggage with their airlines and to go through security screening
points before boarding.
“We are committed to ensuring that passengers and airport users have a great
experience at O.R. Tambo International Airport.” added Batyashe-Fillis.
Airport users are urged to use waiting time to visit the recently unveiled
Oliver Reginald Tambo Memorial Exhibition, which is the viewing deck situated on
the third floor of the International Departures Hall for a glimpse into airport
history and the history of Oliver Tambo. Visitors are also encouraged to
interact with the various retail brands at the airport for last minute Christmas
shopping and to take advantage of the festive season discounts that are on offer
during this period.
Airports Company South Africa recently implemented free Wi-Fi across all its
network of airports for either 50MB or 30 minutes (whichever comes first).
For added benefit, O.R. Tambo International Airport offers long-stay parking,
with 4 500 bays available for this purpose, on a first come first serve basis.
Online pre-booking is also available at a discount of 50% (not applicable for
long-term parking). Pre-booking must be made at least five days before use in
order to qualify for the discount.
Together with its partners, O.R. Tambo International Airport will continue to
provide a world-class hub to visitors thus ensuring continuous growth and
sustainability. Airports Company South Africa’s management wishes all travellers
and airport users a peaceful and safe festive season.
For media-related queries, please contact:
O.R. Tambo International Airport Spokesperson
(0) 11 921 6087
Cell: +27 (0) 79 882 7307