More tourists vis­ited Cape Town in 2018

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LAST year, 2.6 mil­lion in­ter­na­tional pas­sen­gers were recorded by Cape Town In­ter­na­tional Air­port, rep­re­sent­ing a 9.6% growth from 2017 de­spite the drought and other prob­lems ex­pe­ri­enced by the re­gion, the City of Cape Town said yes­ter­day.

“This growth came from long­haul car­ri­ers from out­side the south­ern African re­gion and the uptick bodes well for the lo­cal econ­omy,” may­oral com­mit­tee mem­ber for eco­nomic op­por­tu­ni­ties and as­set man­age­ment James Vos said.

Over­all pas­sen­ger num­bers grew from 10693063 in 2017 to 10777524 in 2018, equat­ing to an in­crease of 84000 ad­di­tional pas­sen­gers pass­ing through the air­port – a growth rate of 0.8%.

In the month of De­cem­ber 2018, in­ter­na­tional pas­sen­ger num­bers grew by 3.7%, while do­mes­tic pas­sen­ger num­bers de­clined by 0.8%, year-on-year, Vos said.

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