Since its launch in 2015, Cape Town Air Access has contributed in landing 13 new routes and has facilitated 18 route expansions. This has resulted in Cape Town International Airport doubling its international seat capacity by 1.5 million seats, which helped the airport reach the 10.7 million passenger mark in 2017. 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.