Airports go 24 hours for 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pretoria - South African airports will run 24-hour operations during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, says Airports Company South Africa (ACSA).

ACSA general manager Chris Hlekane said on Tuesday: "OR Tambo, Cape Town, King Shaka, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth International Airports and George airport will operate on a 24-hour basis for the duration of the tournament, depending on daily demand."

Hlekane said the need to supply this level of support had been discussed with employees and unions, adding that assurance had been given that the exceptional circumstances warranted the commitment of assured service provision.

"As such, we are not expecting any labour unrest during the tournament," he said.

A significant number of ACSA employees will by the time of the tournament be able to deliver customer services of the highest standard in French, German, Italian and Spanish to international visitors.