Global Gateways for Travel
Airports Company South Africa Limited (ACSA) with a network of nine airports throughout South Africa handles over 98% of the country’s commercial air traffic. The ACSA airports have implemented its operating model that seeks to transform all their airports into multifaceted, global gateways for travel, trade, job creation and commerce opportunities.
ACSA’s vision is to be a world leading airport business and has since transformed its South African airports into internationally renowned, structurally, and functionally advanced, customer focussed and award-winning aviation businesses.
The ACSA business has a network of nine airports, six of which are regional airports, and three that are international gateways - OR Tambo International, Cape Town International and King Shaka International. Within South Africa, ACSA has built airports with a combined capacity of 54 500 million passengers.
ACSA formed part of a consortium that took over the expansion and management of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India. In partnership with the Brazilian company, ACSA was successful in a bid to manage the development, maintenance and operations of Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo, Brazil, the busiest international airport in Latin America.
King Shaka International Airport
From its inception in 2010, KSIA has garnered many accolades over this short period. Amongst many other awards, King Shaka International Airport (KSIA) was voted the second-best airport in Africa for 2021 at the Skytrax World Airport Awards (the top spot went to Cape Town International).
KSIA is a major economic catalyst for investment and growth in the region. The airport celebrated a major milestone in 2019 of reaching almost six million passengers by the end of the 2018/19 financial year. Since 2010, passenger seat capacity has increased from 6 million to 7.5 million.
Durban is rated as the “event city” of South Africa and the airport works closely with strategic partners including, eThekwini Municipality, Durban Convention Bureau, ICC Durban, Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tourism KZN, Durban Tourism, Dube TradePort, Trade and Investment KZN and others to ensure the airport is always ready to welcome tourists, business and conference delegates.
KSIA is a strategic member of the KZN Route Development Committee. Attracting long-haul international flights, which provide greater opportunities for the local manufacturing sector to export globally and removes potential hurdles for international travellers visiting the province is a key focus. This has allowed the province of KwaZulu Natal to expand the potential to grow both its tourism business and trade.
Socio Economic Development
People and society are a key indicator of ACSA so investment in Socio Economic Development (SED) is a vital response to the socio-economic imperatives of the country. Therefore, ACSA’s social investment projects include mobility, health and welfare, job creation, community development, youth development, women empowerment, people with disabilities, environment and education; with focus on projects that boost infrastructure and education based on promoting tourism and jobs in South Africa.
Annually Airports Company South Africa, support various projects that are aligned to the country’s National Development Plan, the King III report, Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment and the Skills Development Act. As part of its ongoing commitment to clean energy generation and sustainability, ACSA has rolled out a series of photovoltaic solar power plants at George, Kimberley and Upington Airports. To date four of ACSA airports have been awarded Level 1 Carbon Accreditation and includes KSIA who has been awarded the ISO 14001 Environment Accreditation.
ACSA’s vision is to become the most sought-after partner in the world for the provision of sustainable airport management solutions. The pillars that will ensure ACSA’s sustainability into the future is very clear; RUN AIRPORTS, DEVELOP AIRPORTS and GROW OUR FOOTPRINT. The ACSA strategy is underpinned by that decisions and actions taken will be based on its impact on people and society; to remain environmentally sustainable and to focus its business to continue contributing to the economic growth of the South Africa.
Full Name of Business: Airports Company South Africa Limited (ACSA)
Nature of Business: Airport Management and Airport Infrastructure Development
Date Established: 1993
Subsidiaries: OR Tambo International, Cape Town International, King Shaka International, Bram Fischer International, George, East London, Kimberley, Port Elizabeth International, Upington International
Footprint: Management contract in Guarulhos, International Airport in São Paulo, Brazil and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, MOU in Ghana and Munich
B-BBEE Status: Level 3
CEO: Mpumi Mpofu
COO: Ms Fundi Sithebe
General Manager: Mr Terence Delomoney
Assistant GM Airport Services: Mr Nkosinathi Myataza
Assistant GM Client and Passenger Services:
Ms Azwifaneli “Fani” Mphaphuli
Airports Company South Africa Head Office
Physical Address: 24 Johnson Road, The Maples Office Park, Bedfordview, Johannesburg
Postal Address: P.O. Box 75480, Gardenview, 2047
Tel: +27 (0)11 723 1400
KING SHAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Postal Address: P.O. Box 57701, King Shaka International Airport, 4407
Tel: +27 (0)32 436 6000
Website: www.airports.co.za / www.acsa.co.za
King Shaka International Airport
ACSA’s vision is to be a world leading airport business and has since transformed its South African airports into internationally renowned, structurally, and functionally advanced, customer focussed and award-winning aviation businesses