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Record tourist numbers and glittering new attractions Cape Town International Airport hosted 10-million arrivals and the Zeitz Museum promises to attract even more visitors.

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remarkable growth in the number of aeroplane seats available on direct flights to Cape Town has contributed to record 10-million arrivals passing through the gates of Cape Town International Airport in 2016, a trend that is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. A programme called Cape Town Air Access has been focussed on delivering new routes to the Cape, and on expanding existing routes. Direct flights to Cape Town obviously benefit Cape Town and its immediate surrounds, but also have an impact on the province as a whole. More visitors can now more quickly start their journey up the Garden Route, for example, rather than having to fly via Johannesburg. The next big thing is to secure a direct flight from New York. Cape Town Air Access is a partnership between Wesgro, the City of Cape Town, the Western Cape WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2018

Government, Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town Tourism and now South African Tourism, and is the focal point for international air route development in the Western Cape. The announcement in July 2017 of a new Austrian Airway’s direct route to Cape Town was the partnership’s 10th such deal in less than two years. The Boeing 777 flights will start in October 2018. The top international destinations from which travellers fly into Cape Town International Airport are the United Kingdom, Germany and the US but a number of new African routes have been added or expanded. They include: • a new direct flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe (Kenya Airways) • expansion of the existing service to Luanda, Angola to a daily flight (TAAG Angola Airlines) • the Addis Ababa to Cape Town route increased to 10 flights per week (Ethiopian Airlines).

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Western Cape Business 2018  

The 2018 edition of Western Cape Business is the 11th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2005, has estab...

Western Cape Business 2018  

The 2018 edition of Western Cape Business is the 11th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2005, has estab...

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