from DION HENRICK in Cape Town
Western Cape Bureau
CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – INTERNATIONAL airlines are commencing operations and increasing frequencies to Cape Town (CPT) between December 2023 and early next year.
This is poised to enhance passenger growth at the Cape Town International Airport, at a time domestic and international passenger terminals record positive monthly and year-to-date increases.
LAM Mozambique Airlines will commence operations between Maputo, Mozambique and Cape Town with three flights per week, starting on December 12.
Air Mauritius will increase frequencies on its Mauritius – Cape Town service from two to three flights per week, between December 1 and April 2.
Qatar Airways will increase frequencies on its Doha – Cape Town route from ten flights per week to double daily (14) as of December 1, 2023.
Proflight Zambia will increase frequencies on its Lusaka – Cape Town service from two to three flights per week, between December 8 and January 5.
The additional frequency will be permanent from the first week of February.
Air France will be increasing frequencies on its seasonal Paris – Cape Town service, from three to five frequencies per week between January 17 and February 27.
The domestic terminal at the airport recorded a 23 percent year-on-year growth for October, with over 648 000 passengers moving through the terminal.
The year-to-date domestic passenger growth (January-October) has increased to 15 percent, when compared to the same period in 2022, reaching a total of 5,59 million passengers.
The upward trend extended to the international terminal which saw a 35 percent year-on-year growth in October, with over 237 000 passengers moving through the terminal.
Year-to-date, the international terminal growth is at 57 percent when compared to 2022, surpassing the two million mark with over 2,2 million two-way passengers moving through the international terminal.
Cape Town, the Mother City, is South Africa’s oldest city, the legislative capital as well as a tourism and economic hub.
– CAJ News