O.R. Tambo International Airport- JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.
O.R. Tambo International Airport is one of the major international airports in South Africa. It is the primary domestic and international airport in the region as well as the busiest not only in Johannesburg, South Africa but also in the whole country. JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl. has a total capacity of 28 million passengers every year. The airport originally took the name Jan Smuts International Airport after a former Prime Minister of the country. It was renamed in 1994 after a policy that all airports should not be named after politicians.
Best Time to Visit
Considered as a hot and high airport, JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl. It is situated 5,500 feet above sea level and has very thin air. Such required the airport to have a longer runway than usual. Aircrafts need to reduce its weight by loading off its fuel to be able to land safely on the airport. Aircraft viewing decks and the South African Airways Museum is located inside the airport. Cullinan, De Deur and Derdepoort are located close to the terminal.
What to Do & Area Attractions
Several O.R. Tambo International Airport hotels situated near the airport are the Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport and the InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport Hotel. Both hotels offer airport shuttle services to and from the airport terminal.
The Grand Central Airport (GCJ) and the Lanseria Airport (HLA) are the nearby airports also located in Johannesburg, South Africa.