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Thu 19 December 2013

Johannesburg, 19 December 2013 – O.R. Tambo International Airport has confirmed that it is ready to facilitate the anticipated increase in passenger numbers during this festive season.

“During the festive season O.R. Tambo International naturally sees a peak in local and international visitors streaming in and out of the airport and since mid-December 2013, we have already seen an increase in passenger numbers,” says Unathi Batyashe-Fillis, O.R. Tambo International Airport’s Manager: Communication and Brand Management. “Measures have been put in place to make sure that there is a smooth transition through our airport as part of our commitment to providing seamless facilitations.”

O.R. Tambo International Airport urges passengers to arrive at the airport at least one-and-a-half hours for Domestic check-in processes and two-and-a-half hours early for International departures. Alternatively, they can take advantage of the online check-in facilities offered by the airlines or use the self-service check-in counters at various areas of the airport. Passengers who have used the online check-in service are asked to allow for enough time to drop off their luggage with their airlines and to go through security screening points before boarding.

“We are committed to ensuring that passengers and airport users have a great experience at O.R. Tambo International Airport.” added Batyashe-Fillis.  

Airport users are urged to use waiting time to visit the recently unveiled Oliver Reginald Tambo Memorial Exhibition, which is the viewing deck situated on the third floor of the International Departures Hall for a glimpse into airport history and the history of Oliver Tambo. Visitors are also encouraged to interact with the various retail brands at the airport for last minute Christmas shopping and to take advantage of the festive season discounts that are on offer during this period.

Airports Company South Africa recently implemented free Wi-Fi across all its network of airports for either 50MB or 30 minutes (whichever comes first).

For added benefit, O.R. Tambo International Airport offers long-stay parking, with 4 500 bays available for this purpose, on a first come first serve basis. Online pre-booking is also available at a discount of 50% (not applicable for long-term parking). Pre-booking must be made at least five days before use in order to qualify for the discount.

Together with its partners, O.R. Tambo International Airport will continue to provide a world-class hub to visitors thus ensuring continuous growth and sustainability. Airports Company South Africa’s management wishes all travellers and airport users a peaceful and safe festive season. 

For media-related queries, please contact:
Unathi Batyashe-Fillis
O.R. Tambo International Airport Spokesperson
Direct: +27 (0) 11 921 6087
Cell: +27 (0) 79 882 7307

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