OR Tambo scoops prestigious award

Friday, February 22, 2013

Pretoria - OR Tambo International Airport has scooped the 2013 African Airport of the Year Award for Airport Cargo Excellence during a ceremony held at the Barnyard Theatre in Rivonia, Johannesburg, on Thursday night.

The busiest airport on the continent won the award following a STAT TIMES online survey conducted globally, over a month-long process, amongst various air cargo industry players, totalling 42 000 voting readers.

General Manager of OR Tambo International Airport, Tebogo Mekgoe, expressed gratitude to all who voted for them in the STAT TIMES survey.

“Though we also emphasise that we have not even yet begun to scratch the surface in moving bulk air cargo across African regions, we appreciate that what distinguishes our productivity, making our performance special, are our superb levels of connectivity, accessibility, good location coupled with excellent air linkages supported by a world-class port network infrastructure in South Africa.

“With a logistics platform that moves more than 317 000 metric tons of cargo in and out of all their airports, OR Tambo International Airport wishes to acknowledge the collaborative team effort by all Airport Company South Africa (ACSA) airports in South Africa that has contributed to this proud achievement,” he said.

STAT TIMES, an Integrated International Transport Media entity specialising in the air cargo industry, has been organising Air Cargo Africa exhibitions and conferences since 1986 around the world.

The 2013 African instalment of the Air Cargo event was held at Ekurhuleni’s Emperor’s Palace from Wednesday until Thursday 22 February. - SAnews.gov.za