About - SA Airports Company
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Airports Company South Africa was formed in 1993 as a public company under the Airports Act (No. 44 of 1993) and, although majority owned by the South African Government, is legally and financially autonomous and operates under commercial law.


Over the years, the company has transformed a fragmented, infrastructural parastatal into a focused, customer driven, efficient and commercially successful business, whose airports have become critical success factors to Brand South Africa. The company currently manages a network of nine airports in South Africa, including the three main international gateways of O.R. Tambo International, Cape Town International and King Shaka International Airports. In 2013, the nine airports facilitated nearly 39.5 million passengers.

Airports Company South Africa has two distinct revenue streams, which have generated similar income for the past few years. One source is defined as aeronautical income and is derived from regulated charges or tariffs. These consist of aircraft landing and parking charges, and passenger service charges. The non-aeronautical income is generated from commercial undertakings and flows from retail operations, car parking, car rental concessions, advertising, property leases and hotel operations.


Another component of non-aeronautical revenue is generated by international operations. Airports Company South Africa formed part of a consortium that took over the expansion and management of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India. The success of the venture in India encouraged the Company’s Commercial Services division to seek similar opportunities elsewhere. Such undertakings allow the leveraging of the pool of skills and experience that the Company has amassed over the years to grow the business and increase shareholder value.

Airports Company South Africa, in partnership with the Brazilian company, Invepar, was successful in a bid to manage the development, maintenance and operations of Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo, Brazil, the busiest international airport in Latin America. The consortium with Invepar will own 51 percent of the airport concession, with 49 percent being held by Infraero, the current airport operator. Airports Company South Africa owns ten percent of the consortium with Invepar.