Cape Town – South Africa is preparing for a bumper festive season, with air travel bookings and passenger arrivals on the up and up – as Acsa’s aviation barometer for the last quarter indicates a 5.5% increase in International arrivals.
Last year’s festive season period between December 2015 and January 2016 saw more than 6.5 million passengers travelling through SA’s airports. In anticipation, Acsa has already detailed its plans for beefing up operations for holiday-hub airports.
However the big question on key stakeholders minds is, will visa facilitation be running smoothly during this peak period in order to avoid delays.
According to the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) measures are being put in place to ease traffic flow and levels of congestion at the country’s international airports in the upcoming festive season.