Best Airport with Under 2 Million Passengers per Year in Africa went to Upington, South Africa.
The smallest of the Airports Company South Africa airports, Upington International lacks nothing in character. Situated on the Orange River in the vastness of the Northern Cape, Upington serves a far-flung area, and the airport extends its influence to far as Europe. Upington was the first ACSA airport to implement the ‘Essences Programme’, in September 2010, with the intention of creating a sense of the airport’s region, its peoples, culture and history. Its implementation at Upington has been a spectacular success, with huge murals reflecting the Khomai San, the desert environment and so much more. A visit to Upington is really the only way of appreciating the impact of the programme.
Upington International Airport won its first ACI award in 2011 for the Best Regional Airport for passengers 0-2 million.
Due to this remarkable award Upington International Airport is now worldwide known and it has created a sense of belonging for some of the passengers. Coming to Upington International Airport gives you the feeling being home.
For us as an Airport of such a small size it is so much more than just an award. We serve our passenger with PRIDE –
Passion – Living our values and pursuing our goals
Results – Being Customer and Partner focused
Integrity – Enabling trust and respect in all our actions
Diversity – Promoting our African heritage in a global context
Excellence – Continuously improving and innovating our business