18 February 2010
Upgrades at Cape Town International Airport have edged closer to completion with the opening of the 3rd and 4th floor of a new parkade as well as the link between the international arrivals terminal and the new central terminal building (CTB).
The 3rd and 4th floor of Parkade 1 makes available an additional 1 600 parking bays, and the entire parkade is earmarked to be complete in March 2010 with 4 000 parking bays in total.
The international and domestic open shaded parking will be separated and be known as open shade parking 1 and open shade parking 2.
“The infrastructure [at the airport] is rapidly coming on stream; besides the additional parking floors being made available to the public, the link between the international terminal and the central terminal building is now open,” Cape Town International Airport communications manager Deidre Hendricks said in a statement last week.
“All international passengers arriving at the airport can now access the new terminal and all its amenities.”
Central terminal building
The link between the international terminal and the central terminal building routes airport users to the ground floor of the CTB, allowing them access to more retail and restaurant options.
It also allows for access to the transport plaza and the central car rental facility, both scheduled to be opened by the end of March.
As part of the final plan for the airport, the open shaded parking will be separated as of 10 February 2010; there will be two entrances to the open shaded parking, one close to Parkade 1 and the other at the far end of Parkade 2 near the existing car rental area.
Soon to be completed are the southern facing subway, the link between Domestic Arrivals and the CTB, the completed Parkade 1 and the fully upgraded road network.
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