Lanseria airport plans in holding pattern
Passenger numbers are not expected to get back to pre-crisis levels for another four years
Anyone remember the new Lanseria smart city project that President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted in his February state of the nation address?
The project is still there on the presidency’s list of infrastructure investment projects. But for the Lanseria International airport which is to anchor the new development, the environment has changed pretty fundamentally and it’s waiting for the aviation market to settle before it embarks on the infrastructure plan it had in mind, which in the long term includes building a new4km runway that could land the largest jets.