Traffic Growth at Lanseria

Lanseria Airport to the north of Johannesburg in South Africa has plans to become the “Gatwick of Gauteng” and aims to grow its flights to handle up to two million passengers a year in the next eight years. Lanseria is already the busiest corporate airport in the country and handles 100,000 flights a year. Most of the traffic, until recently, has been in this market and it is also used for freight flights within Africa.
Planned improvements in the local road network will mean better access to the airport in the next couple of years, increasing its attraction to passengers, competing with the busy OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Low-cost carrier kulula already uses the facility and has exclusive rights – under an agreement with the airport management – for the next three years. This is now being questioned by budget carrier 1time, which also wants to fly from Lanseria. The number of scheduled kulula flights has increased from one a day two years ago to six a day at present.