4.35 Million Two Way Domestic Travellers Through Cape Town International Airport This Year

S Maneli

Noting that our tourism sector suffered major setbacks during the COVID - 19 pandemic lockdown, we are pleased that a total of 4.35 million two way passengers passed through the Cape Town International Airport’s (CTIA) domestic terminal in 2022 so far, representing a recovery of 71% for the year to date, when compared to the same period in 2019.

During the month of September 2022, approximately 486 000 two way domestic and 152 000 international travellers passed through CTIA, representing recovery rates of 66% and 81% respectively, when compared to the same month in 2019.

The top five highest year-on-year growth rates in September 2022 were recorded for Table Mountain National Park: Boulders, Table Mountain National Park: Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Shipwreck Museum and Knysna National Park.

Amongst all participating attractions, Viljoensdrift River Cruise and Knysna National Park fully recovered and exceeded their September 2019 figures.

We also welcome the appointment of a new Tourism Board on Monday, 31st October 2022 as this will advance the recovery of the tourism sector and impact positively on the ideals of the National Development Plan.

Tourism is vital as it creates many jobs and contributes significantly to not only regional economy, but to the national economy as well.

As we approach the summer holiday season, we can be assured of even more impressive growth in tourism.