The town of George lies halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth on South Africa’s ever-popular Garden Route. With more and more visitors travelling to the region's mountains, beaches and forests, George airport now handles over 600,000 passengers each year. The increasing popularity of the area as a tourist destination is expected to boost traffic even further.
But the airport does not only play a central role in the region's tourist economy. It is also a national distribution hub for cargo such as flowers, fish, oysters, herbs and ferns.
George Airport's steady growth, coupled with an unwavering commitment to service and efficiency, has won it the South African Airport of the Year award six times.