Welcome to Cape Town International Airport

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Cape Town International Airport (IATA: CPT, ICAO: FACT) is the primary airport serving the city of Cape Town, and is the second busiest airport in South Africa and third busiest in Africa.

Located approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the city centre, the airport was opened in 1954 to replace Cape Town's previous airport, Wingfield Aerodrome. Cape Town International Airport is the only airport in the Cape Town metropolitan area that offers scheduled passenger services.

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The airport has direct flights to several destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe. It also has direct flights to South Africa's other two main urban areas, Johannesburg and Durban, as well as flights to smaller centres in South Africa.
The total passenger traffic in 2014 was 8,636,294 passengers. The busiest season of the airport is from November to March. The partial data from 2015 shows this year is going to be better in terms of passenger traffic.


The airport has domestic and international terminals, linked by a common central terminal were all check-in take place, so it can be considered that the airport acts as a single Terminal airport. The departures are located in the upper floors and arrivals in the lower floors.


International Terminal: It is located at the north, is required to firstly check-in into the Central Terminal.

Domestic Terminal: It is located at the south, is required to firstly check-in into the Central Terminal.


The airport was firstly opened in 1954, replacing Cape Town's previous airport. In preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Cape Town International Airport was extensively expanded and renovated. The main focus was the development of a Central Terminal Building at a cost of R1.6 billion, which linked the formerly separate domestic and international terminals and provided a common check-in area. The departures level of the Central Terminal opened in November 2009, with the entire building opened in April 2010.

Airlines and destinations

There are 24 airlines operating at the airport, with nearly 100 destinations. All the airlines that operate in South Africa fly to Cape Town Airport. It is a major gateway for tourism in the country.


Some of the flights to International destinations are only seasonal (Paris, Zurich, Munich, Frankfurt).


The busiest route from the airport is the connection to Johannesburg with more than 4 million passengers annually, being one of the ten busiest routes in the world.


- MyCiti: The MyCiti bus rapid transit offers direct connections from the airport to Cape Town city centre (Civic Centre Bus Station). Frequency every 20 minutes from 04:20 to 22:00.

- Taxi: The taxi rank is in front of Central Terminal.

- Car Hire: It is one of the best options if you visit Cape Town area for tourism. Check prices here


Contact information

Address: Matroosfontein, Cape Town, 7490, South Africa
Telephone: +27 21 937 1275