Cape Town International Airport in Airport Area, Matroosfontein, Western Cape
Second busiest Airport in SA
Located approximately 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the city centre, Cape Town International Airport is the primary airport serving the city of Cape Town. It is the second busiest airport in South Africa and the third busiest in Africa.
It is the only airport in the Cape Town metropolitan area that offers scheduled passenger services and has domestic and international terminals, linked by a common central terminal.
Cape Town International offers direct flights from South Africa's other two main urban areas, Johannesburg and Durban, as well as flights to smaller centres in South Africa.
With an estimated 4.5 million passengers between Cape Town and Johannesburg in 2011, this air route was the world's ninth busiest that year.
Internationally, it has direct flights to several destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe.
The airport was opened in 1954 to replace Cape Town's previous airport, Wingfield Aerodrome.
Cape Town International Airport received an International Standards Organisation (ISO) 14001:2004 from the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Approvals Board. CTIA is the first ACSA operated airport to achieve ISO 14001 accreditation.
Cape Town International Airport was once again awarded the Best Airport in Africa and the Best Airport in Africa for Staff Service Excellence at the SKYTRAX World Airport Awards held on 10 April 2013. The announcement came only weeks after the airport was awarded the Best Airport in Africa award by Airports Council International. The airport scooped the same awards at the 2012 ceremony.
In 2011, Cape Town International Airport won two Airport Council International (ACI) Airport Service Quality (ASQ) global awards for the Best Airport in Africa and Best Improved in Africa. The airport also won the SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2011 for Best Airport in Africa for Staff Service Excellence. These accolades are a testament to the continued commitment and hard work from airport staff.
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