Lanseria International Airport launches new multi-storey parkade
Gauteng MEC of Public Transport and Road infrastructure Mr. Jacob Mamabolo officially opened Lanseria International Airport’s new multi-storey parkade (MSP) ON 25 October 2019.
Comprising three parking levels and 1 000 bays, this project is part of a much larger strategic commitment to developing world-class infrastructure in a way that supports both the economy and meaningful job creation.
With the importance of infrastructure development remaining firmly on the country’s agenda, today’s official opening of Lanseria Airport’s Multi Storey Parkade (MSP) underscored the role of the private sector in initiating large-scale projects. “Today’s opening is a signature moment for the airport,” noted Rampa Rammopo, Lanseria International Airport CEO. “It sees the culmination of almost three years of development, and brings us that much closer to realising our goal of becoming a world-class gateway to Africa.”
Construction of the MSP started in 2017 as part of the long-term rollout of Lanseria’s upgrade and continuous infrastructure development plan. This will see a significant investment in the airport over a period of 10 years to achieve its “Vision 2028”, with customers able to look forward to state-of-the-art facilities as the next phase is now initiated.
Speaking at the event, the Gauteng MEC of Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo emphasised the role of infrastructure projects in stimulating the economy and creating much needed jobs during the implementation phase. “Not only was this project designed and built by local firms, it also supported jobs in the local community during this time. We are hopeful that many of these community members will be re-employed on other projects as Lanseria International Airport continues implementation of its long-term strategic plan.”
Rammopo noted that the new parking area has been well-received by both new and longstanding airport customers. “The parkade has been built in line with international best practice – linking customers directly to the main terminal building, and with motion detectors to indicate where parking is available.”
With Lanseria recently having launched two new flights to Zanzibar and Port Elizabeth, the MSP opening comes at the ideal time for holiday travellers. “We’re moving into one of our busiest time of the year, and are looking forward to making our customers’ overall experience that much more memorable and convenient thanks to this new smart parkade,” explained Rammopo. “Customers can access it directly on the left as they enter the airport and follow the signage options leading to the new facility. From there it’s just a short walk away from the terminal building where they can catch their flights or welcome their family and friends.” :