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South Africa’s largest airports are bursting at the seams

You pay us R87 when you fly between Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Bongani Maseko, Airports Company South Africa

We’re 74% owned by Government.

Bongani Maseko, Airports Company South Africa

We have a 20% shareholding in Sao Paulo, the largest airport in the southern hemisphere.

Bongani Maseko, Airports Company South Africa

Airports are an indispensable part of our globalised world.

There are 43 983 airports in the world, according to the CIA World Fact Book.

South Africa has eight international airports.

The largest airport in South Africa, by far, is O. R. Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg.

It is Africa’s busiest airport.

It is one of only three airports in the world with non-stop flights to all continents (except Antarctica).

South Africa’s second busiest (third busiest in Africa) is Cape Town International Airport.

It is the best airport in Africa, according to 2017 World Travel Awards.

The air route between Johannesburg and Cape Town is the world’s ninth busiest, according to The Economist.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) CEO Bongani Maseko for his weekly "The Science Of" feature.

Acsa operates nine of South Africa’s airports.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

We subject ourselves to international surveys.

Bongani Maseko, Airports Company South Africa

Airports play an increasing role in tourism.

Bongani Maseko, Airports Company South Africa

Cape Town has been extremely successful…. Kudos to Wesgrow…

Bongani Maseko, Airports Company South Africa

Cape Town last year grew by 30%... We’re going to have to invest in addition capacity…

Bongani Maseko, Airports Company South Africa

We see ourselves as a conductor of an orchestra…

Bongani Maseko, Airports Company South Africa

We are building up our coffers… we’ve applied for a CPI tariff increase…

Bongani Maseko, Airports Company South Africa

The more we can grow our non-aeronautical business; the less we have to depend on our aeronautical business.

Bongani Maseko, Airports Company South Africa

We try and ensure the lines continue to move.

Bongani Maseko, Airports Company South Africa

We have shareholding in Mumbai, one of the fastest growing airports in the world.

Bongani Maseko, Airports Company South Africa

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