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O.R. Tambo ready for school holiday and Easter traffic
Thursday, March 22, 2007 | 00:00

This is particularly  so this coming weekend when many learners are expected to be flying to various destinations around the country. An even higher number is expected over the week prior to Easter holiday. This passenger traffic increase takes place at a time when passenger traffic construction of various facilities at the airport has gathered momentum. Special preparations to facilitate additional passengers and to ensure that inconvenience as a result of the construction activities taking place are minimized.

“Due to the increased traffic, passengers are reminded to ensure that they arrive early at the airport, at least 90 minutes prior to domestic departures, in order to enable them to experience a hassle-free transit through the airport,” says Chris Hlekane, General Manager of O.R. Tambo International.  Part of the additional measures include the recently opened 300 additional parking bays at the popular low cost, long term parking facility at O.R. Tambo International Airport .The parking facility, now boasts a total of 2400 covered parking bays with 24 hour security. It is situated a short ten minutes away at the Super South Gate near Emperors Palace and is  complimented by a free shuttle service that runs every 15 minutes.

People planning to fly out of O.R. Tambo will find this facility a safe, hassle-free and cost-effective alternative to arranging for transfers or parking at the airport’s other existing parking facilities. ACSA has gone to great lengths to ensure reliability and convenience.

Due to the high demand for parking at the Super South Gate facility, visitors are advised to check availability just before leaving for the airport. While we are working hard to make the parking experience at O.R. Tambo seamless, visitors should always keep in mind that our parking facilities are subject to availability due to the current high demand.

We have established an SMS service (send “parking” to 35007) for up to the minute parking availability information at O.R. Tambo. 

Also, for the convenience of airport users and due to the large number of parking bays distributed around the airport precinct, a system to assist drivers, indicating open areas for quick and hassle free parking has been developed. This system is also accessible via the website (www.acsa.co.za). There are 14 large electronic parking sign boards to help direct traffic flow as drivers enter the airport precinct to help drivers choose a parking option as early as possible.  

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