O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the air transport hub of Southern Africa and caters for more than 18 million passengers each year.
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O.R. Tambo International Airport is South Africa's principal airport, with more than 50 percent of the country's air passengers passing through the airport.
Situated in Gauteng, the airport is ideally situated in the heart of South Africa's commercial and industrial hub and has excellent road infrastructure linking it to johannesburg, Pretoria and the national road network. The Gautrain rapid rail system has had its first section opened, linking the airport with Sandton, and this will be extended in the next year to johannesburg and Pretoria.
O.R. Tambo International Airport services airlines from all five continents and plays a vital role in serving the local. regional, intra- and inter-continental air transport needs of South Africa. It is the biggest and busiest airport in Africa.
Major upgrades and expansion have been recently completed at the airport. enabling it to handle 28 million passengers a year. The motor car plays an important role in the lives of many South Africans and 0.R. Tambo International now boasts a total of 17 500 parking bays. These range from on-airport, multi-storey parkades and shaded parking to long-term off-airport facilities, with shuttle services.
The airport was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of one of our national heroes and icons, Oliver Reginald Tambo.An anti- apartheid politician and central figure in the African National Congress (ANC}, Tambo served a term as president of the ANC.
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