SA gets open-access arrivals lounge


O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg will soon be home to the first arrivals lounge in South Africa that is open to all travellers, regardless of airline or travel class.

The Sesfikile Premium Arrivals Lounge will open in April, courtesy of Menzies Aviation, which already operates the Shongololo and Mashonzha lounges at ORTIA.

“Although arrivals lounges are a regular feature at many international airports, particularly in Europe and the USA, most South Africans and foreigners visiting the country have not yet had the chance to incorporate them into their itineraries,” said Giles Wilson, Menzies Senior Vice-President for Africa, the Middle East and India.

Sesfikile Premium Arrivals Lounge

Sesfikile Premium Arrivals Lounge 1

The Sesfikile Lounge will be situated adjacent to the SAA Arrivals Lounge at ORTIA.

In addition to passengers who will be able to access it as part of their airline partners’ services, it will also be open to walk-in travellers.