Johannesburg Oliver R Tambo International Airport
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- South Africa
- Other airports serving Johannesburg
- Johannesburg Lanseria Airport
- 3400m x 60m
4418m x 61m
- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
- Air Austral
CAA - Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation
Cargolux Airlines International
Comair (South Africa)
Delta Air Lines
Interair South Africa
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
LAM – Mozambique Airlines
South African Airways
Transporte E Trabalho Aereo
Virgin Atlantic Airways
- Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
- Air Canada
Air New Zealand
All Nippon Airways
CSA Czech Airlines
Owned and operated by the Airports Company South Africa, OR Tambo International Airport is the principle international and domestic gateway to the city of Johannesburg. OR Tambo International is the busiest airport in South Africa and ranks among the busiest airports in Africa. Hosting domestic, regional and international services for over 35 airlines, the airport is the main hub for South African Airways.
Location of Johannesburg Oliver R Tambo International Airport, South Africa
Ground Handlers servicing Johannesburg Oliver R Tambo International Airport
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SA Department of Public Enterprises seeks to create a 'world-class' MRO facility at OR Tambo Airport
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Alongside the launch last week of non-stop service to Beijing, South African Airways (SAA) has been working on improving its connections in Africa, and has recently launched service to three Central African destinations: Pointe Noire in the Republic of the Congo, Kigali in Rwanda and Bujumbura in Burundi. This follows expansion last year into Ndola, Zambia.
British Airways franchisee Comair reported a strong net profit for the year ended 30-Jun-2011, however external factors are expected to create a challenging environment ahead. The South African carrier reported a slightly smaller operating profit for the year and the second lowest operating profit in the past six years. FY2010 saw a strong operating profit due to the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup, which gave most South African carriers a temporary boost. The effects of this period however have been cut short by the rising cost of fuel, increase in ACSA tariffs and general economic conditions. FY2012 is expected to be a challenging period for Comair and it has suspended any significant growth plans in anticipation of this. Comair is still implementing its fleet renewal programme, which will see it and its wholly-owned low cost subsidiary Kulula operate a fleet of next generation B737s.
The development of Lanseria Airport - a secondary airport servicing Johannesburg - as a regional hub is progressing for both Comair brands, but particularly for Kulula. While the carrier is readying itself for tough operating conditions ahead, its new hub is set to benefit from high investment, construction projects and increased capacity.
South Africa has become a competitive domestic air market, which is taking its toll on the LCC segment in particular. The country’s largest and only long-haul carrier, South African Airways, increased its profit as its restructuring continues. But it joined rivals Comair, whose profit decreased, and loss-making carrier 1time in a cautious outlook owing to increased airport charges as well as the global threat of high fuel. Despite the turbulent times, newcomer Santaco Airlines hopes to launch this year and avoid airports with high fees.
There's "BRIC" and "N11" and now CIVETS, a disparate collection of countries (Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa) that are all dynamic emerging economies with inflation under control and sophisticated financial systems with an absence of "sovereign debt bombs". In addition they have youthful populations. They also share common problems that could influence airport investors adversely, such as unemployment and corruption. In the final report in this series, we analyse South Africa.
Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) reported an overall traffic increase for Apr-2011 for Cape Town International Airport, Durban King Shaka International Airport and Johannesburg Oliver R Tambo International Airport. The three busiest airports in Africa all showed an increase of at least 5% on Apr-2010, with the self-described “hub of southern Africa”, Johannesburg OR Tambo, increasing its traffic from a year ago by 8.1% passengers. All three airports have shown month-on-month increases since 2009.
European carriers are becoming increasingly concerned by the Middle East airline threat on their core international businesses. CEOs from British Airways, Air France and Lufthansa have all voiced their opinions lately, as Middle East airlines continue to expand their global networks. But the European flag carriers are not standing idly by. Several are rapidly expanding their presence in the Middle East, to maintain and/or grow their share of this promising market. Emirates is the clear market leader, with a 21.0% share of capacity on Middle East-Europe routes. Qatar Airways is the second largest, with 8.7%, while Lufthansa, British Airways and Air France have just 5.6%, 3.5% and 2.7% shares, respectively.
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