Airports Company South Africa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Airports Company of South Africa
Private
Industry Aviation and Aerospace
Founded 1993 (1993)
Headquarters Bedfordview, Gauteng[1], South Africa
Key people
Skhumbuzo Macozoma (Chairman)
Bongani Maseko (CEO)
Services Airport management
Website www.airports.co.za

Airports Company of South Africa Limited (ACSA) is a South African airport management company. Founded in 1993, ACSA operates nine of South Africa’s airports.[2] The company is headquartered in the Maples Office Park in Bedfordview, South Africa.[1]

History[edit]

All of South Africa’s airports used to be owned and operated by the state until July, 23rd 1993 when nine airports were reassigned to ACSA. ACSA was then owned by the government through the ministry of transportation.[3]

In 1998, Aeroporti di Roma bought 20% of ACSA's shares for 819 million rands,.[3] In 2005, Public Investment Corporation, a local SA company, bought the 20% shares back from the Italian group.[4]

In 2006, ACSA was part of a consortium that won the bid to manage the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India.[4]

In 2012, ACSA signed a 20-year concession agreement to manage the São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport in Brazil, a strategic alliance between two countries that organized the soccer world cup in recent years.[4] The deal was signed through a consortium including Brazil's Invepar for 51% of the concession and at a cost of $9.2 billion.[5]

In May 2016, ACSA finished installing a solar power plant near the Kimberley Airport as part of a broader plan to install solar farms in all of its regional airports.[6]

Airports[edit]

The following international airports are operated by ACSA:

The following local airports are operated by ACSA:

Controversy[edit]

On 25 March 2006 gunmen armed with AK-47s stole bags containing several million 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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Contact Us". Airports Company of South Africa. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  2. ^ "Company Profile". Airports Company of South Africa. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  3. ^ a b "History". Wcm.airports.co.za. Retrieved 2016-05-27. [self-published source]
  4. ^ a b c "Milestones in our history". Wcm.airports.co.za. Retrieved 2016-05-27. [self-published source]
  5. ^ Henry Lazenby (8 February 2012). "ACSA consortium awarded R70b Brazil airport contract". Engineeringnews.co.za. Retrieved 2016-05-27. 
  6. ^ Annie Kilian (13 May 2016). "ACSA unveils Kimberley Airport solar power plant". Engineeringnews.co.za. Retrieved 2016-05-27. 
  7. ^ News24: 9 appear for Jhb airport heist

External links[edit]