from DION HENRICK in Cape Town
Western Cape Bureau
CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – PASSENGER growth at the Cape Town International Airport is projected to increase with some airlines expanding flights to the Mother City in the coming weeks.
Effective Friday (today) FlyNamibia will operate a new route between Walvis Bay and Cape Town, with four flights per week.
South African Airways (SAA) will commence a non-stop flight between Cape Town and São Paulo, Brazil on October 31, with two frequencies per week.
LAM Mozambique Airlines will commence operations between the capital, Maputo, and Cape Town with three flights per week, starting on November 15.
Western Cape Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Wesgro), the marketing firm of the coastal city and the Western Cape, confirmed the upcoming flights.
The flights come at a time the Cape’s main airport recovers, with domestic and international passenger terminals recording positive monthly and year-to-date increases.
The domestic terminal recorded a 24 percent year-on-year growth for September, with over 600 000 passengers moving through the terminal.
The year-to-date domestic passenger growth (January-September) has increased to 14 percent, when compared to the same period in 2022, reaching a total of 4,94 million passengers.
The international terminal saw a 31 percent year-on-year growth in September, with over 200 000 passengers moving through the terminal.
Year-to-date, the international terminal growth is at 60 percent when compared to 2022, with over 1,97 million two-way passengers moving through the international terminal.
– CAJ News