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Fourth busiest Airport in South Africa

Lanseria International Airport is a privately owned international airport situated just 29 km from Sandton in Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa.

The airport can handle aircraft as large as the Boeing 757-300 and with two runways can offer daily flights between Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban on local commercial airlines as well as with chartered companies. A strong focus is on passengers and the time they spend at the airport and a few friendly enhancements have been made such as self-service kiosks, quicker baggage collection and shorter check in times. Lanseria has now become the fourth busiest airport in South Africa.

The excellent service provided 24/7, 365 days a year has kept commercial and private jet travelers coming back to Lanseria Airport as a preferred airport.

Airport Facilities

  • Public viewing deck
  • Wireless Connectivity Hotspots
  • All major Banks ATM facilities
  • Shop & Restaurant
  • Duty-free mall (International Terminal)
  • Foreign Exchange dealers (International Terminal)
  • Car rental facilities


Johannesburg experiences its rainfall in the summer months, with December and January seeing the highest levels.

Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 12˚C and 26˚C.

Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 3˚C and 19˚C.


Lanseria Airport Shuttle Service offers a shuttle to and from the Gautrain Station in Sandton. Other forms of transportation would be hotel shuttles, hired car or taxi.

The airport has specified drop-off and pick-up areas and for those traveling with their own vehicle and ample parking is provided including long term parking facilities.


Lanseria has received accolades from the International Civil Aviation Organisation in 2013 as the Advanced-required navigation performance flight procedure (A-RNP) allows for high access levels despite surface and wind conditions.

The Emergency Services Department is rated as one of the best in Southern Africa and they have on three occasions won the South African National Fire Fighters Competition.


Lanseria Airport was an idea sparked by two aviation enthusiasts, pilots from  Pretoria and in 1974 the airport officially opened to air traffic. From humble beginnings, a grassy rural airport n 1972, Lanseria has become a major 21st century role player in the South African Aviation Industry.

A historical moment for the airport was in 1990 when Nelson Mandela was flown into Johannesburg via Lanseria after his release from prison. 

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