Did You Know? Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport International...

Did You Know? Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport International...

Cars from OR Tambo International

Woodford has now landed at Johannesburg O.R Tambo International

Now with its new name

It was originally founded in the year 1952 and was named as Jans Smuts Airport. This airport was used during the 70s as a test airport for the aircraft Concorde. Now called O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg International Airport was renamed after the African National Congress President Oliver Tambo. The renaming happened in the latter part of 2005 and was implemented on October 27, 2006. A month after the new name was implemented, it hosted the first ever flight of the Airbus A380 in Africa. As of 1996, this became the busiest airport in Africa after it has taken over the number one spot from Cairo International Airport.

Upcoming developments of the Johannesburg Airport

A massive development of the Johannesburg Airport is in the works. This is all in preparation of the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup Tournament which will be held in South Africa. The development includes building of a new Central Terminal and an International pier to house the Airbus A380. Other development includes a multi storey car park, a station and an extension of its duty-free mall.