Airports Company South Africa’s O.R. Tambo International Airport was presented with the 2013 African Airport of the Year award for Airport Cargo Excellence. The award was attained following a STAT TIMES online survey conducted globally, over a month-long process, amongst varied air cargo industry players totalling 42 000 voting readers. Global champions of the Air Cargo industry attended the glitzy dinner and award ceremony held at the Barnyard Theatre in Rivonia, Johannesburg last night. “On behalf of staff, partners and all roleplayers who contribute daily to our operational efficiency at cargo division, O.R. Tambo International Airport wishes to express gratitude to all who voted for us in the STAT TIMES survey leading to us receiving this distinguished accolade,” said Tebogo Mekgoe, General Manager of O.R. Tambo International Airport.
STAT TIMES, an Integrated International Transport Media entity specialising in the Air Cargo industry has been organising Air Cargo Africa exhibitions and conferences around the world since 1986. This 2013 African instalment of the Air Cargo event was held at Ekurhuleni’s Emperors Palace from 20 to 22 February 2013. Mekgoe concluded, “With a logistics platform that moves more than 317,000 metric tons of cargo in and out of all our airports, O.R. Tambo International Airport wishes to acknowledge the collaborative team effort by all ACSA airports in South Africa, that has contributed to this proud achievement. Though we also emphasise that we have not even yet begun to scratch the surface in moving bulk air cargo across African regions, we appreciate that what distinguishes our productivity, making our performance special, are our superb levels of connectivity, accessibility, good location coupled with excellent air linkages supported by a world-class port network infrastructure in South Africa.” Unathi Batyashe-FillisManager: Communication and Brand ManagementOR Tambo International AirportDirect: +27 (0) 11 921 6087Cell: +27 (0) 79 882 7307Email: unathi.Batyashe-Fillis@airports.co.za