Johannesburg, 12 December 2019 – Parking tariffs for stays of seven days and longer at South Africa’s four largest airports have been slashed for the peak holiday season from 13 December to 13 January.
The reduced tariffs will apply at O. R. Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport, King Shaka International Airport and Port Elizabeth International Airport.
Travellers using parking facilities at these four airports will pay R500 for a stay of seven days or more.
Parking is free at these airports for stays of longer than 15 days.
Depending on the parking area used, tariffs for stays of longer than seven days would normally be in excess of R1 000. (The specific areas at each airport that are part of the special offer are described below.)
The parking offer excludes the use of the Piazza and Premium parking at O. R. Tambo International Airport and the pick-up facilities at any of the four airports.
Bookings are not required for the period from 13 December to 13 January and the offer is subject to availability of parking bays.
The normal process of taking a ticket at the parking entry booms will apply. Airport systems have been programmed to calculate the special offer for parking for longer than seven days.
Credit cards can be used at all nine airports owned and managed by Airports Company South Africa. Queries can be resolved at the parking office at each airport.
Refentse Shinners, Group Executive at Corporate Affairs, at Airports Company South Africa says that typically business travellers are the heaviest users of airport parking during the year.
“We are able to make this offer because a greater number of bays is available during the peak holiday season and the need to manage the availability of parking is reduced.
“Whilst we invite everyone flying out on holiday to take us up on the offer, the parking offer is open to all and we believe that this special parking offer will be most attractive to people who travel longer distances to airports, who are not served by public transport and who would generally prefer to be able to travel directly from home to the airport,” he says.
“Airport parking is covered, and vehicles are safe from weather damage. CCTV cameras remain in operation in our parking areas which are patrolled by security staff.”
Shinners says that Airports Company South Africa assessments in recent years have shown that airport parking becomes a key concern for families and people travelling groups.
“We have come to understand that it is often not a simple matter to arrange transport or get someone to drop you off if you are travelling with a family or departing on early or late flights…and have taken the liberty to provide the passenger with this unbelievable option.
“And, for families on a budget, airport parking can be a concern especially when parking over long periods. We hope that this offer will help people manage their expenses and enjoy their holidays to the fullest,” says Shinners.