Air Access

CTAA as the focal point for international air route development in the Western Cape and signifies an impressive collaboration between the Western Cape Provincial Government (WCG), the City of Cape Town (CoCT), Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), Cape Town Tourism (CTT), South African Tourism (SAT), Wesgro and private sector partners.


The primary mandate of the air access team is to promote, develop and maintain international air routes in and out of Cape Town International Airport through:

• Route retention (ensuring the success of existing routes), 

• Route expansion (increasing frequencies and capacity on existing routes), 

• New route establishment (facilitating the establishment of new routes).

research & data | air access

The team at Wesgro has contributed in landing 13 new routes and facilitating 15 route expansions for the Western Cape province in the past two years. This has resulted in an increase in capacity at Cape Town International Airport of 750,000 inbound s International terminal passengers grew by 20% in 2017 reaching a total of 2.4 million. The UK is the top market for Cape Town with Germany and the USA, second and third respectively. Cargo figures have also improved significantly with more freight being transported in the belly of the aircraft. Cargo freight has grown by 52% in 2017 to 57 000 tonnes....more

Partners | air access

Cape Town Air Access (CTAA) has formalised governance structures set out in a Memorandum of Understanding between the six public partners namely Wesgro, the Western Cape Government, City of Cape Town, Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town Tourism All public partners are represented at the Steering Committee which is responsible for the leadership of the project, strategic and policy direction, decision making and monitoring and compliance of CTAA....more