R7Bn Makeover For Cape Town International Airport
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The Cape Town International Airport will be getting a R7 billion rand makeover, scheduled to start in 2020. The makeover will include a new runway, an international and domestic departure lounges. The Airports Company South Africa told the Western Cape Legislature's Standing Committee on Economic Affairs the expansion was necessary to meet a rapidly growing demand.
The realigned runway will allow larger planes, like the Airbus A380 to land in the Mother City. It is the largest passenger airliner in the world. In 2018, the Cape Town International Airport saw the development of 15 new routes, 20 route expansions and passenger growth of 10%. The makeover could contribute an estimated 300,000 jobs and invest billions in our local economy.