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Cape Town International Airport


Airport in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

City Cape Town Country/Region South Africa (ZA)

Airport (Aerodrome, Airfield)

Hub for JE / FA
Latitude -33.9648 Longitude 18.6017
Time Zone +02:00 Phone Number +27 21 937 1200

Cape Town International Airport (IATA code: CPT, ICAO code: FACT) is the primary international airport serving the city of Cape Town, and is the second-busiest airport in South Africa and fourth-busiest in Africa. Located approximately 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the city centre, the airport was opened in 1954 to replace Cape Town's previous airport, Wingfield Aerodrome. It is the only airport in the Cape Town metropolitan area that offers scheduled passenger services.

The airport has domestic and international terminals, linked by a common central terminal, which has a split-level design, with departures located on the upper floors and arrivals in the lower floors; an elevated roadway system provides vehicular access to both departures and arrivals levels. The international terminal is located on the northern side of the airport. Customs and Immigration facilities, lounges, duty-free shops, restaurants, prayer rooms, conference rooms, airline offices, and chapels are located in the terminal. The domestic terminal, which is located on the southern side of the airport, has the same facilities as the international terminal, with the exception of Immigration facilities.

The airport has direct flights from South Africa's other two main urban areas, Johannesburg and Durban, as well as flights to smaller centres in South Africa. Internationally, it has direct flights to several destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the United States. The air route between Cape Town and Johannesburg was the world's ninth-busiest air route in 2011 with an estimated 4.5 million passengers. In 2019, the port handled 10,979,946 passengers with 94,027 aircraft movements. 

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