Cape Town International nominated for Africa's Leading Airport award

Cape Town international Airport is amongst the three South African airports that were nominated for Africa’s Leading Airport award for 2016 in the World Travel Awards.

Other South African Airports that were nominated are King Shaka International, and OR Tambo International.

In 2014 it was announced that Cape Town International would be spending R11.5 billion over 10 years for improvements.

To get more insight on nominations and the progress on upgrades, Pippa Hudson spoke to Deon Cloete, General Manager of Cape Town International Airport.

Listen to the full conversation on The Pippa Hudson Show:

We are thrilled and excited not only for ourselves but also for our two sister airports… it is very rewarding to see there is recognition for the efforts.

Deon Cloete, General Manager of Cape Town International Airport

We are still the only major city around the country that cannot accommodate A380; with this new runway we will be able to do that

Deon Cloete, General Manager of Cape Town International Airport

We are waiting for the final regulatory approval for that ... and we are at the closing stages of the environmental impact assessment for the runway

Deon Cloete, General Manager of Cape Town International Airport

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