Travel news in South Africa has recently been filled with stories of frustration directed towards the queues at immigration at OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg. Tourism Update has looked at alternative airport hubs providing access to destinations in Southern Africa.
Here are the five alternative hubs in a nut-shell:
Kenya Airways – main hub in Nairobi
Services: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Connection from the UK, France, The Netherlands and China.
Emirates – main hub in Dubai
Services: Zimbabwe and Zambia
Connections from: the US, the UK, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Spain, Turkey, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Greece, The Netherlands, India, China, Singapore, Japan, Brazil and Argentina.
Qatar Airways – main hub in Doha
Services: Namibia, Zambia and Mozambique
Connections from: the US, the UK, Australia, Italy, Finland, The Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, Greece, Spain, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Sweden, Scotland, Switzerland, Finland and France China, Japan, Singapore and India.
Turkish Airlines – hub in Turkey
Services: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Connections from: the US, the UK, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Singapore.