Johannesburg, 6 December 2013 – As Airports Company South Africa
extends its condolences to the nation following the passing of former President
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the company has expressed its commitment to ensuring
the highest level of passenger facilitation for those traveling to South Africa
and within the country to pay their last respects.
Airports Company South Africa has assured the public that it has measures in
place to handle any possible influx of visitors, such as heads of states, who
come into the country during this time. Normal major event processes will be
activated at O.R. Tambo International and East London Airports.
“Given our expertise at managing significant increases in local and
international passenger numbers, we are confident that we will maintain the
highest level of service to passengers during this time of mourning,” said Ms
Busisiwe Mabuza, Chairman of Airports Company South Africa.
“Engagements between our airports, airlines, ground handling companies,
government and law enforcement agencies are underway to ensure smooth
processing”, Mabuza added.
The company appealed to the public for understanding and support as the
airports endeavour to continue delivering world-class services throughout this
Airports Company South Africa will communicate any relevant impact on its
services via its website www.airports.co.za, customer care line
and the media.
For more information, please visit the Government Communication and
Information System (GCIS) website: www.gcis.gov.za
For media-related queries, please contact :
Airports Company South Africa Spokesperson
Direct: +27 (0)
11 921 6087
Cell: +27 (0) 79 882 7307