South Africa Prepares for FIFA Cup Air Traffic Rush

22 February 2010 (Last Updated February 22nd, 2010 18:30)

South African air traffic controllers, airports and ground-handling companies have begun practising air traffic dry-runs to prepare for the movement of teams and fans during the FIFA World Cup. South Africa is hosting the 19th FIFA World Cup between 11 June and 11 July 2010, and is curr

South African air traffic controllers, airports and ground-handling companies have begun practising air traffic dry-runs to prepare for the movement of teams and fans during the FIFA World Cup.

South Africa is hosting the 19th FIFA World Cup between 11 June and 11 July 2010, and is currently completing ongoing expansion work on apron, taxiway, and runway facilities.

The country is also expected to open additional parking areas at airports, such as those presently reserved for military purposes.

Airlines operating in South Africa are also enhancing and expanding schedules in anticipation for a large number of visitors across the country.