New Mthatha Airport to Boost Economy

The potential of the Eastern Cape's economic growth and tourism will be further enhanced following a multi-million rand revamp of the Mthatha airport.

Government has spent more than R200 million on the new terminal building in a bid to make Mthatha airport more attractive to airlines. Currently, Airlink is the only airline that operates from the airport and it is hoped that with the renovations, more commercial airlines will fly to the airport.

The airport is situated in the eastern part of the province, an area rich with heritage and home to the Wild Coast frequented by international tourists.

Mthatha airport is part of the infrastructure build programme of government and the upgrade was done under the Presidential intervention package in the past administration.

The facility is expected to be officially opened in October and will boast, among other attractions, restaurants, resting areas and up to nine offices for car rental companies.