About Airports Company South Africa
Airports Company South Africa is the largest airports authority in South Africa and owns three major African airports (O.R. Tambo International Airport, CapeTown International Airport and King Shaka international Airport) and six domestic airports (George, Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein, Upington and Kimberley).
Nearly 90% of all air travel passengers to and from South Africa use our airpors. Airports Company South Africa's mission is to develop and manage world-class airports for the benefit of all stakeholders and is mandated to undertake all airport-related activities including acquisition, establishment, development, provision, maintenance, management, control and operation. In addition, Airports Company South Africa will, in support of the National Development Plan, undertake initiatives to increase non-aeronautical revenue including property developments.
the new developmental nodes
Around the world, airports have risen up as aerotropolisis or airport cities, hosting sizeable populations of travellers and workers and attracting businesses of every type. Airports offer connectivity, security and infrastructure, and have become important drivers of local economic development.
Airports are the new developmental nodes and many airports around the world are already regarded as thriving ‘airport cities’, including Dublin’s Airport City, Holland’s Schiphol Airport, Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport, among others.
Here in South Africa, Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (Airports Company South Africa) has fast been developing land at the country’s nine principal airports for a multitude of purposes and interests – including hotels, a hospital, offices, logistics warehouses, manufacturing precincts, various business interests and retailers. With many more opportunities in the wings.