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Cape Town and the Western Cape
An inspiring place to fly to
Cape Town and the Western Cape
An inspiring place to fly to

What we do

Cape Town Air Access is an award-winning air-route development project, responsible for establishing direct flights that connect Cape Town and the Western Cape with the rest of the world.

The project, housed within Wesgro, is an impressive collaboration between six government entities and the private sector.

new routes established
route expansions
1.5 million
seats added
R6 billion
estimated direct tourism spend

Why fly to Cape Town?

Visit an award-winning airport
Cape Town International Airport has been named Best Airport in Africa in the Skytrax World Airport Awards for five consecutive years.
Experience the best in Africa
Cape Town was named Africa’s Leading Festival & Event Destination at the World Travel Awards 2019.
Meet a leader in business tourism
The International Congress and Convention Association ranked Cape Town as the 2019 meetings capital of Africa.

Who flies to Cape Town?

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London Heathrow, UK
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Air france
Paris, France
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Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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British airways
London Heathrow, UK
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Munich, Germany; Frankfurt, Germany
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Turkish airlines
Istanbul, Turkey
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Vienna, Austria
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Singapore, Singapore
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Doha, Qatar
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Kigali, Rwanda; Harare, Zimbabwe
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Luanda, Angola
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Windhoek, Namibia; Maun, Botswana; Victoria Falls and Harare, Zimbabwe; Saint Helena; Windhoek and Walvis Bay, Namibia;
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Kenya airways
Nairobi, Kenya; Livingstone, Zambia; Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Newark, New York
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Air mauritius
Port Louis, Mauritius
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Dubai, UAE
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Air botswana
Gaborone, Botswana
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Fly Westair New
Windhoek, Namibia; Oranjemund, Namibia
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What we do

Develop business cases for new and existing routes
Air route
Airline route support and development
Marketing and communications support for airlines
Policy and regulation advocacy

An award-winning partnership

The Cape Town Air Access project is a partnership between six government entities, comprising of the Western Cape Government, City of Cape Town, Cape Town Tourism, Wesgro, South African Tourism, and the Airports Company South Africa, and private sector partners

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31 Aug 2023
International arrivals at Cape Town International Airport injects R24 billion into the Western Cape economy in 2022
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3 Feb 2021
DHL Global Forwarding joins Cape Town Air Access partnership
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15 Dec 2020
More flights to Cape Town this festive season compliments of Lift