Upgraded South African Airport Ready for World Cup

7 June 2010 (Last Updated June 7th, 2010 18:30)

A total of R2.3bn ($293m) has been spent on upgrade works at Cape Town International Airport, South Africa, in preparation for the upcoming FIFA World Cup. The airport can now accommodate an increased passenger capacity of 55,000 a day. The airport spent R1.5bn ($191m) on imp

A total of R2.3bn ($293m) has been spent on upgrade works at Cape Town International Airport, South Africa, in preparation for the upcoming FIFA World Cup.

The airport can now accommodate an increased passenger capacity of 55,000 a day.

The airport spent R1.5bn ($191m) on improving the main terminal building and R400m ($50m) on a new five-storey parking area.

A further R120m ($15m) was spent on a new approach road network and a larger apron, while travelators are expected to be installed soon, according to busrep.co.za.

The airport will tighten security and operate on a 24-hour basis from June 7 until July 15 for the event.