No more announcements at SA airports


Passengers departing on flights from Airports Company South Africa’s six regional airports will no longer receive passenger boarding calls.

Port Elizabeth International Airport, Bram Fischer International Airport (Bloemfontein), East London Airport, George Airport, Upington International Airport and Kimberley Airport will all be implementing the intervention to reduce noise levels at the airports.

Standard operating procedures for most domestic flights require that passengers start boarding at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

From 1 July public address microphones at domestic departures terminals and gates of Airports Company South Africa’s six regional airports will be switched off.

Passengers are advised to check their boarding passes and the flight information display boards for boarding times.

The only instances where centralised terminal announcements will be made will be for irregular operations such as gate changes, flight time changes, security matters, system failures and customer service anomalies such as lost minors.