SA Transport Minister applauds ACSA’s aeronautical income growth
Sept 15, 2016: Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has commended the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) for growth in aeronautical income derived from regulated tariffs. Peters was all praise that the company made in its non-aeronautical revenue. "The massive expansion and upgrade of infrastructure completed in mid-2010 has provided ACSA with a network of airports that is the envy of the international airports community," Minister Peters said. ACSA's nine airports are registered on the largest worldwide Airport Service Quality (ASQ) programme under the support of Airports Council International, which represents 98 percent of the world's airports. "These airports are major generators of direct and indirect employment and business opportunities, providing the core of development nodes in South Africa," she said. ACSA airports are also ranked as some of the best in Africa in the annual Airports Council International's 2015 Awards. Upington Airport achieved top honours with first place in the Best Airport by Region - Africa (under two million passengers per year) category. Cape Town International Airport and King Shaka International Airport tied for second place in the category, Best Airport by Region - Africa for those airports handling over two million passengers per year. O.R. Tambo International Airport was ranked third.