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05 June 2020

Executive Mayor supports reopening of George Airport

Issued Friday 5th June

MEDIA STATEMENT: Executive Mayor supports reopening of George Airport

Issued Friday 5th June

 

 With the introduction of Alert Level 3, restricted domestic travel is permitted.  However, as Mayor of George I was shocked to learn that the George Airport will not be opening.  David Maynier, the WC Minister of Finance & Economic Opportunities, also expressed his dismay and has written to Minister Mbalula in this regard.

 

Research indicates that 40% of the passengers making use of the George Airport do so for business purposes.  Not opening the Airport is just another severe restriction that is being imposed not only on George, but the entire Garden Route and should be amended.  Pre-lockdown figures indicated that as many as 55 000 passengers passed through George Airport per month.  These passengers generate a huge income as related services like car rentals, accommodation, food and fuel are supported. 

 

It is a well-known fact that many professional people commute between George and other centres on a weekly basis as their families are based here.  Flights need to be reinstated to enable the affected business commuters to re-enter the workplace 100% while re-building the economy of George.

 

The economy of Garden Route has been hit by many setbacks over the last few years, ranging from the long-term effects of the 2008/09 economic crisis, drought, the Knysna and the George Fires amongst others.

I therefore would like to place it on record that the re-opening of the George Airport is vital and will provide a much needed lifeline to some of our local businesses and commuters.  I have been in discussions with ACSA and we will provide assistance where necessary to ensure the George Airport is re-opened.

 

Last published 05 June 2020