12 April 2012

Johannesburg: Lanseria International Airport to get a new runway

Johannesburg's Lanseria International Airport is constantly growing and will therefore see the construction of a new runway at a cost of R150-million to improve the airport’s capacity. The construction of the new 45-m-wide and 3-km-long runway will start in the second quarter of 2012. Also planned is the extension of the domestic departure lounge, with a new pier to accommodate increasing passenger numbers. A multi-storey parkade, close to the main terminal building, is also under consideration. Lanseria's car park has already been extended on a number of occasions to cater for the growing demand.

Comair Limited, operator of British Airways in South Africa and kulula.com, is using Lanseria International Airport since a couple of years already and used to have a five-year exclusivity agreement with the airport. Mango, another South African budget arline, commenced flights ex Lanseria in June 2011, while 1time, the third South African budget airline, started using the airport only on 05 March 2012.

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