Neighbourhood News Update: 13 August 2021

Cape Town Air Access: International airlines set to return to Cape Town

While there’s an anxious return for visitors both local and international, we are glad to share these positive highlights:

  • International passenger numbers achieved the highest recovery rate, since international travel started again in October last year. This is mainly due to returning airlines, relaxing of restrictions from source markets (France, Germany, Netherlands, UK and USA) and vaccine roll out. According to Air Access, this is a trend that will continue for both domestic and international travel.
  • As of yesterday, Emirates Airlines returns to Cape Town with three weekly flights, and this should make a significant impact in international passenger recovery.
  • British Airways intends to resume its service to the city from 1 November. The airline has indicated that these flights will be daily.
  • Cape Town International Airport has been named the top airport in Africa at this year’s annual Skytrax World Airport Awards, which lists the top 10 airports in the world by region. This is the sixth consecutive year that the airport has won this award. This gives global airlines confidence in flying to the Mother City again and is also an indication of our economic readiness as a city.
  • As expected, May to July of this year showed a decline in domestic passengers, due to restrictions on leisure travel for Gauteng and the suspension of services by Lift and Comair (Kulula and British Airways) for the month of July.


Welcome to Saray Restaurant and Kapten & Son now open at the V&A


Saray restaurant

The Turkish food restaurant is fully Halaal and can be found opposite the Clock Tower.



Kapten & Son

The accessories brand offers products such as backpacks, sunglasses and watches which are stylish, made to last and inspire a sense of adventure. You can find the kiosk in the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre opposite H&M.


Footfall update

As expected, the long weekend saw our visitor numbers climb, with just over 31k visitors daily over the seven days passed.