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O.R. Tambo International Airport

O.R. Tambo International Airport is South Africa's principal airport, with more than 50 percent of the country's air passengers passing through the airport. 


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Airlines, shops, restaurants and services
To search the database for information on the different shops, restaurants and facilities at O.R. Tambo International Airport, click on the 'More'-link.

Maps and parking

A new era in parking has arrived at O.R. Tambo International Airport. Thousands of extra bays are now operational, exciting new parking options have been launched, and, best of all there are new ways to cut your parking costs.
With 11 500 bays and several brand-new parking facilities, there are more parking options at the airport than ever. However, the basic rule remains the same: the further you park from the terminal, the more you'll save. To view current parking tariffs and availability click on the ‘More’ link

O. R. Tambo

In October 2006 the country’s flagship airport was renamed as a tribute to one of the new South Africa’s most important founding fathers.

Oliver Reginald Tambo, fondly known as O.R. by his peers, is renowned in South Africa and abroad for his significant contribution to the liberation of South Africa. He was president of the African National Congress (ANC) for 30 years and spent much of this time in exile, mobilising international support for the ANC and opposition to the apartheid movement.

Tambo has been described as the glue that held the anti-apartheid movement together during its toughest struggles. He was a relentless lobbyist for South Africa’s freedom. His efforts helped create awareness of the plight of black South Africans, which eventually led to widespread international embargoes.

On 24 April 1993, Oliver Tambo died from a stroke, having fought for the freedom of his people for the best part of his life.