Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Shops & Facilities

We bring to you the shops and facilities that you can go and check out in Cape Town international when you are a few hours early for your flight!

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We have you covered from multiple food places that you can go dine from, as well as all you accessories and cell needs! Maybe you need that last minute ring decision, don’t worry the airport has you covered.

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1. Out Of Africa – African Souvenir & Mementos
2. MTN – Cellular & Electronics
3. Vodacome – Cellular & Electronics
4. CAPI – Cellular & Electronics
5. Sunglass Hut – Fashion & Accessories
6. Barcelos – Food & Beverage
7. Steers – Food & Beverage
8. Mugg & Bean – Food & Beverage
9. Spur – Food & Beverage
10. KFC – Food & Beverage
11. Woolworths – Department Sortes
12. Shimansky – Luxury & Gifts
13. Express – Hair, Health & Beauty

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And so so much more, you have up to 44 stores to choose from when you are here, I would say you come nice and early to shop around! Don’t forget to keep some space in your luggage bag.  

Monday, 20 January 2020

About Airport Shuttle.

Established in Cape Town in 2002, Airport Shuttle has grown into one of the leading transfer service providers in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. We have become well known and trusted for accommodating not only passengers and special requests, but also large groups and day tours. We provide airport transfers on a pre-booked and private basis - in other words, we don't pick up other passengers or drop them off along the way - we're here to have YOU arrive at your destination safely, comfortably and on time.

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Airport Shuttle is the preferred transfer service provider of a wide variety of hotels, guest houses, corporates and travel agencies country wide. Please enquire about our dedicated on-line booking portal for companies to make booking your shuttles quicker and easier!

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contact us directly on +27 (0)21 551 8785 or +27 (0)82 951 3646 or info@asct.co.za if you prefer personal contact in making your booking.

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Wednesday, 8 January 2020

New York direct flights a boon for Cape Town tourism

The launch of United Airlines first-ever direct flights between New York and cape town in December has already led to an 11% increase in forward bookings by US tourist to the mother city for this summer season!

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The united airlines will take off from Newark liberty international Airport in New York in December and it’s said that there will be 3 flights a week. This will all lower cost and time in a major way. The US is a key tourism source market for Cape Town and the Western cape, with around 200 000 American tourists coming here annually.

Tim Harris CEO of Wesgro says: We have been targeting this route for years, so it is a significant development for Wesgro and our Cape Town air access initiative, which is a joint venture with the private sector to secure more international air routes for the city.

The Western Cape has been in drought and this great rise has not come in a better in as the Western Cape has just come out of droughts and it hits straight into summer. All this is going to no doubt bolster tourist arrival numbers to Cape Town and the country as a whole. We believe that we are turning the corner.

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United Airlines plans to operate a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on the route, with a seating capacity of 252 passengers. This will include 48 Business class seats, 88 economy-plus seats and 116 economy class seats.

This is all new and exciting things for us all and 2020 does not stop there. We cannot wait to show people how this world is changing and hope everyone jumps on board with us. Get in contact with us on 0215518785 or 0829513646 for all your Shuttle needs at the airport. Airport Shuttle.

Monday, 6 January 2020

How Will Cape Town International Look In 2023?

A new runway and international and domestic departure lounges is due to be built at Cape Town international airport within the next four years. The expansions will increase the airports capacity after its international arrivals increased by 9% in 2019. The airports company promises that passenger disruption will be kept to a minimum, and that flight will still be able to depart and land normally during construction.

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It’s said that Cape Town international airport is set for a R7 Billion new runway, as well as some new grand lounges due to be completed by 2023. They said that it is set to start this year! Yes you heard right they can start in 2020.

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We are aware that the drought that we had heavily affected the local tourism industry and made our Airport a little less footprint. Revamping this airport will just bring a more homely feel to the environment and effect not only our tourists but all of our locals.
There is also a realigned 3.500 meter runway that will allow larger aircraft and the world’s largest passenger airline and that would be no other than the airbus A380 to land at the airport. How exciting!

Provisions have been made for even more future projects to take place so future expansion of the airport terminals towards the runway and accommodate additional aircraft. The world is expanding and growing at a rapid speed, we need to keep up!

A few other things like the baggage hall and meet and greet area will all be reconfigured and upgraded to a new and exciting accommodation. Yes! I am sure you are thinking, but what about the flights that will now be delayed or will there be enough aircrafts while this construction goes ahead? All precautions will be taken for all passengers.

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For all your reliable, affordable shuttle service to and from the airport in Cape Town or Durban please do not hesitate to call Airport Shuttle. Make easy bookings on www.asct.co.za

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Major Changes For Airport Staff

South African airport staff arrested and fired for stealing as they do a major security seep.

Some airports like OR Tambo international Airport says it has scored early successes in its peak season security operations designed to detect and disrupt criminal activity as we all know the holidays are now kicking off.

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It said that so far they have dismissed 10 people and 10 people have been arrested I attempts to smuggle items from the airside have been foiled. This is the most traffic in airport with people you will see now is the months between December & January. The airport anticipates that more than 3.1 million passengers will fly in and out during that time period. There are 2 days that top them all and that is the Friday before Christmas and the first Friday in January.

Security has been ramped up with additional members being provided by the South African Police Service and licensed security contractors to help us take all the measures we need to take such as random stop and search operations of people working in and around the airport. Other measures also include CCTV cameras in real time to be checked.

Staff with permits to work on the airside are not only going to be subjected to random stop and searches but are also going to be subjected to intensify searches at access points, both entering and leaving access-controlled areas.

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Betty Maloka, Senior Manager: Is determined to maintain the safety and security of passengers and airport visitors this festive season.

We will make sure and are cautiously optimistic that we are well placed to mitigate security risks. Engineering and IT systems to prevent unnecessary delays.

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Wednesday, 18 December 2019

What does your Chinese zodiac sign say about your travel style?

Many people have long been fascinated by what we believe our births can tell us about ourselves. Zodiac charts are often used for making decisions about life, love and work, but they can also inform us about our travel choices as well.

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RAT (BIRTH YEARS: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
You enjoy the challenge of travel and are more likely than others to just pick up and go. You prefer to plan (or not plan!) your own journeys and seek out new places even when you are visiting a place you’ve been to before.

OX (BIRTH YEARS: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)
You have a strong attachment to your home country and you enjoy exploring your native land. You enjoy travelling and going on vacations with your partner, friends or children. You prefer to plan your travel with a lot of details rather than simply winging it.

TIGER (BIRTH YEARS: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)
You like to stand out from the crowd, which means you tend to seek out bragging-rights destinations when you travel. You are often the first of your friends to visit a certain destination, and you take pride in travelling with as few plans as possible – you enjoy the challenge!

RABBIT (BIRTH YEARS: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
You prefer to travel to places known for art, cooking and fashion. Places that are quieter and more serene appeal to you and you enjoy trips where there is a lot of quiet time.

DRAGON (BIRTH YEARS: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
You particularly like active travel, often in the form of extreme adventure! However, you have very little patience for cultural expectations, so you avoid countries with dress codes and humble behavior.

SNAKE (BIRTH YEARS: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
You will search for understated, but upscale travel. You also enjoy learning about the destinations and if given the chance to attend a lecture during your travels, you will most probably jump at the opportunity.

HORSE (BIRTH YEARS: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 19798, 1990, 2002, 2014)
You seek busy travel destinations like cities and party resorts, you’re much more interested in escorted tours than anyone else. Nothing would be better for you than a getaway with large group of friends or a vacation with the extended family.

GOAT (BIRTH YEARS: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)
You like to travel solidly on the beaten path, whether you travel alone or in a group, you are happy either way. Destinations that provide food for thought intrigue you and first-class travel is a must.

MONKEY (BIRTH YEARS: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004)
You want to dig into a city’s unknown history, see what’s hidden and get past the restricted access signs! When you travel you will seek out the behind-the-scenes tours and exclusive access.

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

NEVER east these foods before flying

What you eat before you get on board can make a big impact on how you feel once you’re in the air, so leave those dining disasters off your pre-flight checklist and you’ll avoid the dreaded “jet bloat”, being the smelly seatmate and other flying horrors.


Always avoid anything that can cause access gas build up in your tummy that means the obvious suspects like beans, broccoli and cabbage. You don’t want to spend the entire flight feeling bloated and no one on board will appreciate a gassy passenger.

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Yes, fizzy drinks can cause gas. Not only that, but drinks with caffeine will keep you from sleeping and cause multiple trips to the bathroom. The carbonation will probably also cause you to burp continuously and get heartburn.

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Everyone knows it – garlic causes bad breath. Having stinky garlic breath while you’re in the tight quarters of a plane is not a nice thing for the passengers around you, plus it can also cause bad body odor.

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The wonderful smell of fries in the airport can be your biggest weakness, but you need to fight the urges and avoid eating them before you get on your flight! The fats and oils in fried food can cause heart burn which can lead to a very uncomfortable flight.

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Spicy food can cause discomfort in your stomach and bladder irritation, it can also leave you with a burning mouth. You don’t want to deal with your mouth feeling on fire during your flight, so avoid the hot peppers.

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Gum might stop your ears from popping, but guess what? The more you chew the more air you swallow which leads to gas build up in your stomach and that means being bloated! The artificial sweetener in the gum can also cause flatulence.

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