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Cape town international airport(CTIA) construction approved by DEA, which will operate with aircrafts that have wingspan of 65m or more.
Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has granted the construction of the airport. The approval of the airport comes after DEA has done its process regarding the project. The project will allow the airport to operate aircrafts with wingspans of 65m or more. The project is worth US $319.8m will operate as Airbus A380 Superjumbo when completed.
CTIA senior manager corporate affairs Deidre Davids, “We have gone out of our way to engage interested and affected parties and today we celebrate. He also stated they remain committed to being a responsible developer upholding all environmental and other requirements.”
One of the major aspect to construct is the realignment of the airport’s primary runway. The new runway had been constructed to international specifications with a length of 3, 500m.
The project should increase air access to Cape Town and to the Western Cape province. It will allow air passenger and cargo traffic to grow, thereby increasing tourism and economic growth.
The building of the new runway should start next year. The Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) will inform the DEA a minimum of 14 days before the start of construction.
ACSA is a major operator in the country which account for more than 80% of South Africa’s commercial air travel.