4 fun facts about Lanseria International Airport
Lanseria International Airport has established itself as an internationally recognised player in the aviation sector.
Shaun Pozyn, Head of Marketing at kulula.com, said the airport has undergone a massive investment, including a much-expanded parkade and retail precinct.
“Over the next few years, the airport is planning an R2-billion investment to double its capacity – to six million passengers annually – by 2028. This expansion will include establishing an ‘airport city’ around Lanseria, with hotels and offices. Gautrain also plans to extend its high-speed rail network to Lanseria,” said Pozyn.
Here are 4 interesting things you need to know about the airport:
- Lanseria’s position, between Gauteng’s two major economic hubs, means it’s convenient for leisure and business travellers commuting between Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town frequently.
- The duty-free section boasts a SLOW XS transit lounge exclusively for qualifying kulula.com, FNB, RMB and Comair Limited VIP guests. Apart from a place to catch up on work or relax, travellers can sample the bite-sized taster-inspired menu, which focuses on small-scale produce with hand-selected ingredients. Visitors to the lounge can also savour a cold-brewed coffee selection and boutique, small-batch alcohol labels from micro-distilleries.
- The Cradle of Humankind is just 15 minutes’ drive from Lanseria. It’s a paleoanthropological site home to around 40 percent of the world’s human ancestor fossils, and a must-see for visitors. Apart from superb interactive exhibits, the facility also offers fine dining, various adventure sports and game viewing.
- Lanseria is less than two hours’ drive from Sun City. There is a fairly direct route on two major motorways that will get you to the Kruger National Park in under five hours.