Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) (Afrikaans: Kaapstad Internasionale Lughawe) is an airport in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a hub for South African Airways. Cape Town International is the second-largest airport in South Africa, after OR Tambo International Airport, third-largest in Africa and a major gateway for tourist traffic. Until the mid-1990s the airport was named DF Malan Airport after Prime Minister Daniel François Malan.
The terminals are arranged in a line along a single road, and are within easy walking distance of each other. Only the international terminal currently provides airside contact stands connected with air bridges. The airport is rapidly undergoing changes due to rapid tourism and business traveller growth and in preparation for the FIFA 2010 World Cup.
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The single landside road access will be reconfigured to provide a two-level roadway, with the lower-level for arrivals and upper-level for departures. This will increase capacity at the airport and completely alter the face of the airport. Construction has already begun and is scheduled for completion by 2009.
The domestic terminals are receiving a complete face-lift in conjunction with a new central terminal building at a cost of R900 million, linking the international and domestic terminals. The domestic terminal will be extensively upgraded and expanded, with the central terminal accommodating both additional international and domestic arrivals and departures. Complementing additional capacity, additional glass air-bridges will be added at airside to facilitate direct access from arrivals and departures to the aircraft.
The freeway links with Cape Town are also undergoing an upgrade, including improving the Airport Access Rd interchange with the N2 (Settlers Way) Freeway. Linking the airport with the Metrorail network (public transit system) has also been mooted at a cost of R1-billion.
It has also been announced recently by the civil aviation authority, that Cape Town International will serve as the 2010 World Cup western air hub, serving additional air traffic that may occur from the Americas.
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