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Airports

Fuel system commissioning under way

By: Tracy Hancock     26th March 2010 The commissioning of a R130-million fuel system with a 6 000-m³ storage capacity at Durban’s new King Shaka International Airport has started. “This is the first major greenfield aviation fuel project in Southern Africa for a very long time, if not ever,” says Encon Engineering Projects managing... 

R38,9m upgrade of airport entrance nears completion

By: Tracy Hancock     26th March 2010 The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality will soon complete the R38,9-million upgrade of Port Elizabeth’s (PE) Alister Miller drive, the main public entrance to the city’s airport. Municipal spokesperson Kupido Baron says that the upgrade, which started in June 2009, should be completed by mid April... 

Cape Town’s IRT 
airport link on track 

By: Tracy Hancock     26th March 2010 An integrated rapid transport (IRT) link to Cape Town International Airport will be up and running by May 29, just before soccer fanatics from around the world flock to South Africa for the much anticipated FIFA World Cup.

The airport to city link includes the construction of a station and... 

SA’s airports ready for 2010 kickoff

By: Tracy Hancock     26th March 2010 Having spent R17-billion upgrading South Africa’s airports, since 2006, State-owned airport operator Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) is confident that the country’s airports will be ready to receive FIFA World Cup visitors. Acsa group manager for communications Solomon Makgale says that at... 

Efforts to mitigate 
environmental impacts 
continue 

By: Schalk Burger     4th December 2009 Every effort has been made to reduce the negative environmental impact of the new airport at La Mercy, says Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) spokesperson Colin Naidoo. Acsa policies try to deal with aircraft noise, bird management, storm-water runoff, air quality and occupational health and... 

Construction of airport antipollution measures completed

By: Jacqueline Holman     27th March 2009 Consulting engineering company WSP SA Civil & Structural Engineers has completed the R45-million design and construction management of emergency antipollution measures for the bulk storm water management system at OR Tambo International Airport. 

Central terminal upgrade nears completion

By: Jacqueline Holman     27th March 2009 Infrastructure consultant Africon reports that the R2,38-billion upgrade of the OR Tambo International Airport central terminal building (CTB) is almost 90% complete. 

Airports company improves customer services

27th March 2009 The Learning Resources (LR) Group has developed a long-standing relationship with the Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa), partnering in a number of initiatives in preparation for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup, and beyond, to ensure that Acsa is a world-leading airport business. 

Business aviation company participates in R250m aviation centre project

By: Jacqueline Holman     27th March 2009 Business aviation service provider ExecuJet South Africa is participating in the construction of the R250-million Cape Town International (CTIA) aviation centre project. 

Mthatha Airport upgrade on track 

By: Jacqueline Holman     27th March 2009 The Mthatha Airport upgrade preparations remain on course, MEC for roads and transport Gloria Barry said at the OR Tambo District Municipality Investment Conference held in the Eastern Cape. 

Empowerment businesses clinch R2,3bn of Acsa's spend

By: Dennis Ndaba     29th August 2008 Airports Company South Africa (Acsa)'s R22-billion airport upgrade programme and preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup provided an opportunity for the company to implement the government objective of redressing past imbalances through broad-based black economic- empowerment (BBBEE). The bulk... 

Consortium geared to complete airport project by 2010

By: Rozanne Cloete     27th June 2008 Engineering, procurement and construction consortium, the Ilembe joint venture (JV), is working hard to ensure that the new international airport at La Mercy, north of Durban, is completed in time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. 

New international airport taxis towards takeoff

By: Rozanne Cloete     27th June 2008 After years in the planning, the new international airport at La Mercy, which forms part of the Dube TradePort (DTP), is on schedule and is rapidly becoming part of the Durban skyline, reports Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) communications manager for Durban International Airport (DIA),... 

Technology platform takes shape

By: Rozanne Cloete     27th June 2008 Technology group Alcatel-Lucent has started the detailed engineering on its integrated information and communications system that will be implemented at the new international airport at La Mercy, also referred to as the King Shaka International Airport, north of Durban, Alcatel-Lucent regional... 

New ground handling companies to remedy service level concerns

By: Chanel de Bruyn     28th March 2008 Airports management company Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa) has said that, despite some challenges occurring with the changeover in ground handling service providers at the beginning of March, the new ground handling service got off to a good start. 

Initiative raises awareness of air traffic control as potential career path

By: Chanel de Bruyn     28th March 2008 In an effort to raise awareness of air traffic control as a potential career path, the Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) company is offering grade 11 and grade 12 pupils the opportunity to spend a day with air traffic controllers (ATCs) in air traffic control towers at any one of their... 

Nonaeronautical revenue streams gain prominence at airports

By: Chanel de Bruyn     28th March 2008 Local independent media owner Airport Media, says that, internationally, airports are becoming more reliant on non-aeronautical revenue streams, such as restaurants, advertising opportunities and retail, besides others. 

Upgrade projects continue at SA’s airports ahead of 2010

By: Chanel de Bruyn     28th March 2008 Construction work on key projects at the OR Tambo International Airport and at Cape Town International Airport are continuing, as part of airport operator Airports Company of South Africa’s (Acsa’s) ten airport upgrade in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. 

Airport operations unaffected by power cuts

By: Chanel de Bruyn     28th March 2008 Airports management company Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) says that its countrywide airport operations are unaffected by load shedding. 

Airport operations to protect threatened swallows

By: Chanel de Bruyn     28th March 2008 A bird species, the Barn Swallow or Hirundo Rustica, which was threatened by the planned construction of the new airport at La Mercy, in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), will now be protected. 

Airport consultancy JV expands and improves African airports

By: Chanel de Bruyn     28th March 2008 Multidisciplinary solutions provider to clients in the infrastructural development sector SSI's Ports Aviation and Rail sector in joint venture (JV) with international airports consultant Netherlands Airports Consultants (Naco), are making in-roads in the African aviation market. 

January signals possible air traffic slowdown

28th March 2008 The international trade body International Air Transport Association (Iata) has released international traffic data for January this year. 

Airports management company assists disabled community members

28th March 2008 The airports management company Airports Company South Africa (Acsa), announces that for the 2007/08 financial year, its Cape Town International Airport has already donated just under R1-million towards corporate social responsibility. 

Airport upgrade project scheduled for completion by 2009

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     14th December 2007 Creamer Media’s Research Channel Africa reports that construction on the central terminal building (CTB) at O.R. Tambo International Airport is progressing well. The project is on track to be completed by 2009 

Growing passenger traffic urges capital spend

14th December 2007 South African airports operator Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) will spend R19,3-billion on infrastructure developments at its network of ten airports over the next five year 

R1,3-bn infrastructure investment for Cape Town International Airport

14th December 2007 Aviation company Airports Company South Africa’s (Acsa’s) investment of more than R1,3-billion in infrastructure at the Cape Town International Airport is on schedule for completion by the end of 2009 

Airport approach upgraded for 2010

14th December 2007 A R36,8-million project to widen a nine-kilometre stretch of the R24 linking Johannesburg with OR Tambo Airport is near completion and has been declared a success by users of the road 

Airport upgrades on track ahead of 2010

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     14th December 2007 Airport owner Airport Company South Africa (Acsa) is making strong headway in the upgrade of its ten airports ahead of the FIFA World Cup in 2010 

Airports company supports township greening project

14th December 2007 Earlier this year airports owner and managing company Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) has officially launched its Soweto greening project in a bid to preserve and boost the appeal of the environment in the sprawling township. 

George airport receives R43-million upgrade

14th December 2007 Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) has upgraded its George Airport with an investment of R43-million and is continuing the company’s investment in airport infrastructure 

Security at airport aligned with passenger traffic growth, says Acsa

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     14th December 2007 Airports management company Acsa is ensuring that security at its airports is in line with the expected growth of passenger traffic associated with the 2010 FIFA World Cup 

Air transport key to 2010 success and unlocking postevent tourism

By: Dennis Ndaba     23rd November 2007 Aviation is the first taker in the showcase for the 2010 soccer World Cup, said Department of Transport director-general Mpumi Mpofu at the recent Afribuild 2007 and the airports industry showcase business-to-business exhibition. 

R535m international pier to improve airport's service

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th October 2007 Minister of Transport Jeff Radebe said last week at the official opening of the R535-million international pier at OR Tambo International Airport is that pier "yet another milestone in the planned infrastructural developments ahead of the 2010 soccer World Cup, which South Africa is to host. 

George Airport eyes international status after R43-million facelift

By: Dennis Ndaba     21st September 2007 State-owned airport operator Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) is continuing with its roll-out of infrastructure to meet the needs for 2010 and beyond. 

Entry of low-cost carriers driving up passenger growth, forcing investment

By: Dennis Ndaba     14th September 2007 State-owned airport operator Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) will be spending R19,3-billion on infrastructure developments at its network of ten airport over the next five years, to cope with expected increases in passenger traffic estimated to exceed 45-million passengers a year by 2012, up... 

Airport upgrades on track for 2010 kick-off

By: Guy Copans     30th March 2007 Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) is currently fast tracking numerous projects and upgrades at South African airports in preparation for the 2010 soccer World Cup, says group executive Aviation Services, John Neville. 

OR Tambo opens 300 additional parking bays

30th March 2007 Airports Company South Africa has opened an additional 300 parking bays at its long term parking facility at O.R. Tambo International Airport. 

OR Tambo rolls out runway rehabilitation

30th March 2007 OR Tambo International Airport’s runway is to receive an upgrade, owing to a joint venture between Rand Roads and Black Top Surfaces that completed two contracts involving the rehabilitation of a 3 400 m long runway (03R21L) and parallel taxiway (Taxiway Yankee). Much Asphalt supplied the... 

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