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George Airport terminal upgrade
Friday, April 07, 2006 | 00:00

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) is proud to announce that the current terminal is being upgraded to create more passenger capacity. The R37m project has commenced early and is scheduled to be completed by March 2007.

This much needed project will create opportunities for more food and beverage and retail outlets. This will also include the relocation of the car rental facilities from within the terminal to the landside of the terminal. The upgrade to the terminal will be primarily to create capacity in the passenger departure and arrival areas.

To minimise the anticipated inconvenience to passengers and users, the project will be done in a phased manner with the car rental relocation and arrivals terminal upgrade scheduled to be completed long before the December 2006 peak period.

ACSA is currently engaging with the relevant role players and stakeholders, such as airlines, local government, airport community and related stakeholders, by creating the awareness and we are very excited with the positive support we are already receiving for the project so far.

We also plan to communicate regularly via the various mediums before, during and after the project. We believe that even though the project will create it own unique challenges, we have a robust operations plan that will assist in minimising the inconvenience to the public and keep the public updated on the progress of the project.

As ACSA is a strong supporter of the BEE requirements in all projects that we embark on and this contract has been awarded to a locally based contractor, JJG/Sekati JV. The theme of the building will be the strong use of earthy colours that would blend in with the surrounding environment.

At this stage we would like to appeal to the public for their support, patience and understanding before, during and after the project. We will all that is necessary to keep the public updated on this exciting project and we are certain that the finished product will be something that we will all be proud of.

We would like to encourage the public to take heed of the following during the construction period:

• Try and get to the airport earlier than usual if you are flying or meeting a passenger.
• Look out for signs that will direct you to available parking.
• Avoid stopping near the construction area as it will create unnecessary traffic build up.
• If you experience any problems please contact us on 044 8769310 or visit www.acsa.co.za  

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