Neighbourhood News Update: 10 September 2021

Cape Town Air Access: The latest flight and passenger news

From Cape Town Air Access, here is a round up of the latest travel highlights:

  • In relation to domestic travel, passenger recovery sits at 36%, notably lower than the 62% achieved in May. This is due to lockdown restrictions and closing Gauteng for leisure travel, but is a marginal improvement compared to 23% achieved in July.
  • For international travel, passenger recovery achieved 21%, the highest recovery rate since travel resumed in October last year.
  • SATSA (Southern Africa Tourism Services Association) continues their lobbying efforts to remove South Africa from the red list. The petition targeted to UK citizens, is gaining momentum with more than 23 000 signatures received up until the 19 August. The petition can be found here.
  • FEDHASA (Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa) announced their intention to work with the Tourism Ministry on new tourism opportunities for the country, including tapping into the ‘digital nomad market’ with the intention of improving the global ranking, from number 16 to number three.
  • Emirates will introduce more flights to South Africa and has entered into a codeshare agreement with regional airline – Airlink. The deal will give travellers to and from South Africa access to more than 40 domestic and regional destinations in Africa.
  • British Airways intends to return to South Africa from 1 November 2021, with a planned daily service between Cape Town and Heathrow.

The current flight network for Cape Town is as follows:


Dock road roadworks 

Starting next week, roadworks will be taking place between the Ulundi parking garage entrance and the Watershed. The number of lanes will be reduced, with one lane in both directions being open at all times. The work is scheduled to take place up until the beginning of December and will recommence mid-January next year.


Footfall update

With an indication of people getting used to living under Lockdown Level Three, our footfall numbers have remained consistent at just over 31k visitors daily.