O.R. Tambo international Airport by the numbers – global positioning
- 5 continents serviced
- 38 international airlines – 9 regional airlines – 8 domestic airlines
- 22 million passengers
- 220 000 aircraft movements
- 400 000 cargo tonnes – 16 Freighters
- 15 000 car parking bays
- Ranked a Top 30 airport
- 70th busiest globally
O.R. Tambo International Airport, the biggest and busiest airport in Africa, carries all the hallmarks of a world-class airport business – location, accessibility and connectivity. It is perfectly situated in Johannesburg. The airport boasts excellent road infrastructure linking it to the national road network and rail transport.
O.R. Tambo International Airport services airlines from five continents across the world and plays a vital role in serving the local and regional air transport needs of South Africans, as well as international travellers. We service 38 international airlines, nine regional airlines and eight domestic airlines.
O.R. Tambo International Airports facilitates over 22 million passengers and has the capacity to facilitate 28 million passengers per annum. Not only is it a passenger hub, but has a cargo facilitation capacity of 400 000 tonnes per annum. Our air cargo business service 16 Freighters.
The airport also has a significant retail footprint which cuts across the spectrum from high-end duty-free stores, African curio shops and a wide range of food and beverage offerings. O.R. Tambo International Airport is also home to top-of-the-range hotels which are situated in and around the airport precinct. Our parking facility for both short- and long-term stay caters for 15 000 vehicles and a wide selection of car rentals is available.
Airport operational efficiency is measured through different measures, with On-Time Performance being the primary internationally accepted standard. Our on-time performance is at almost 87%, which is good considering the 220 000 aircrafts movements we mange per annum. As the Hub of air transport in Africa, we continue to ensure that we work hard towards our Airport Company South Africa Strategy of our three-pillar strategy, namely to:
- Run airports
- Develop airports
- Grow our footprint
SKYTRAX ranks three of South Africa’s airports; O.R Tambo, Cape Town and Durban in the top 30 globally. Atlanta (100m passengers), Beijing (90m) and London Heathrow (80m) are the world’s busiest airports
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