O.R. Tambo International Airport
O.R. Tambo International Airport is situated in Johannesburg, Gauteng a major metropolitan area, South Africas commercial and industrial hub, and the economic heart of Africa. Gauteng is also considered the gateway to Southern Africa, with many spectacular destinations just a short distance away from this small, thriving province.
O.R. Tambo international Airport is South Africa's biggest and busiest airport with a capacity to handle 26 million passengers a year. More than 50% of the country's air passengers pass through the airport and almost all international flights arrive here.
The airport has excellent road infrastructure linking it to Johannesburg, Pretoria and the national road network, ans is also serviced by the Gautrain - an 80 km mass rapid transit railway system linking Johannesburg, Pretoria, Ekurhuleni and O.R. Tambo International Airport.
O.R. Tambo international Airport has identified portions of land to be enabled and developed through commercial Interventions over the next 10 years.
As an integral part of the Ekurhuleni Aerotropolis vision, the airport has become a city in its own right (the aerocity), hosting sizeable populations of travellers and workers.
The airport has attracted businesses of every type - Including retail outlets, hotels, leisure and entertainment, conference, convention and exhibition venues, office buildings, medical facilities and Industrial, manufacturing and distribution complexes - and has become important drivers of local economic development.
Current development opportunities at O.R. Tambo International Airport Include a ±20 000 m2 office block and an opportunity to develop, lease and operate a petrol service station. The northern precinct offers the potential for a 20 000 m2 distribution facility. Precinct 2A (Ex Denel) lends itself to a first phase, 43 ha brown and green field development opportunity.
A new development node at the airport western precinct is taking advantage of this and is a viable option for businesses that want to move out of conventional central business districts. A vision hypothesis is being developed for a mixed-use commercial precinct in extent of 180 000 m2.