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One of South Africa's premier tourism destinations is the Western Cape's Garden Route and at its heart you will find the George Airport. The Garden Route in not only a wold renowned holiday destination, it is also home to a large number of South Africa's most affluent residents. With this in mind it is understandable how George and its surrounding areas have an almost unsurpassed level of both commercial and residential development in South Africa.

The airport, which lies halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, plays a central role in the region's tourist economy as the number of visitors to the region's mountains, beaches and forests grows each year. The region is also a national distribution hub for products such as flowers, fish, oysters, herbs and ferns which are all found in this beautiful part of the country. Although the Airport is not an International Airport it still serves as a link to most of the major cities in South Africa

The airport which was built in 1977 as an exact replica of the Keetmanshoop Airport in Namibia was formerly known as P.W. Botha Airport, named after the state president who lived in this part of the country. It has since grown to the busy hub it is today handling over 600,000 passengers each year. This steady growth, coupled with its unwavering commitment to service and efficiency, has won George Airport the South African Airport of the Year award six times.

The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) who run George Airport are committed to providing world-class facilities that meet the needs of all airport users. The company ensures that all existing and new facilities within their airports meet the particular needs of disabled travellers and airport users. And things are no different at George Airport. The Airport caters for disabled passengers by ensuring that there are special lifts, ramps and reserved parking bays provided specifically for them. Passengers who require special assistance in boarding and disembarking from the aircraft can make arrangements with their airline at time of booking.
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