Airports Company South Africa
All of South Africa’s airports used to be owned and operated by the state until 1993 when nine airports were reassigned to ACSA.
The state was initially the only shareholder, but the first shares were transferred in 1998 when 20% of the shares where bought by Aeroporti di Roma which was sold again in 2005 at double the original amount paid.
The following international airports are operated by ACSA:
- Johannesburg Airport (O.R. Tambo)
- Cape Town Airport
- Durban King Shaka Airport
- Bloemfontein Airport
- Upington Airport
- Port Elizabeth Airport
- São Paulo Guarulhos Airport, Brazil
- Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport, India (consortium with Bidvest and Airports Authority of India)
The following local airports are operated by ACSA:
On 25 March 2006 gunmen armed with AK-47’s stole bags containing several million of US dollars at Johannesburg Airport (O.R. Tambo). Three ACSA employees and six other individuals where arrested and appeared in court in connection with the heist.