A new shuttle bus system from Cape Town International airport to the city centre, will be made available to travellers visiting the Mother City from May, a spokesperson said.
“From 29 May 2010, a shuttle bus service will operate between the transport plaza in front of the new central terminal building, and the new civic centre bus station in Hertzog Boulevard,” said Deidre Hendricks from Airports Company SA.
“Buses will depart as often as every six minutes during peak periods, and not more than every 30 minutes during off-peak periods.”
Tickets would be available at the airport’s new transport plaza for R50 a trip, she said.
Extensive renovations to Cape Town’s airport were set to be completed by the end of April.
According to Hendricks, the improved airport offered travellers a wide range of transport options.
“Facilities include ample parking, easy access to public transport, coaches and shuttles and a safe passage to the new conveniently located consolidated car rental area,” she said.
There would be 5 500 covered parking bays and 1 600 open parking bays available as well as a new drop off lane to ease congestion. – Sapa