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            • O.R. Tambo International Airport
              Welcome to the Gateway of the African Continent

              Welcome to the Gateway of the African Continent

              O.R. Tambo International Airport, previously known as Johannesburg International Airport, the biggest and busiest airport in Africa, carries all the hallmarks of a world-class airport business – location, accessibility and connectivity. It is ideally situated in Johannesburg, South Africa's commercial and in the heart of Ekurhuleni Municipality, the heart of the city's industrial hub. The airport boasts excellent road infrastructure linking it to the national road network.

              O. R. Tambo International Airport services airlines from five continents across the world and plays a vital role in serving the local and regional air transport needs of South Africans, as well as international travelers.  

              ​As the flagship airport in Airports Company South Africa's network of nine airports, O.R. Tambo International Airports facilitates over 21 million passengers and has the capacity to facilitate 28 million passengers per annum. Not only is it a passenger hub, but has a cargo facilitation capacity of 650 000 tonnes per annum.

              The airport also has a significant retail footprint which cuts across the spectrum from high-end duty-free stores, African curio shops and a wide range of food and beverage offerings.  O.R. Tambo International Airport is also home to top-of-the-range hotels which are situated in and around the airport precinct.


              Some Statistics

              Annual passenger volumes

              21,179, 061 million

              Annual passenger capacity

              28 million

              Annual cargo capacity

              650 000 tons

              Air traffic movements

              220 934

              Hourly air traffic movement capacity


              Parking bays

              16 300

              Airport employees

              > 3 000

              Stakeholder airport-based employees

              > 35 000



              Domestic terminal

              90 000 sqm

              Central terminal building

              110 000 sqm

              On-Time​ Performance