Cape Town Air Access is a route development project powered by Wesgro. It is responsible for developing direct links between the Western Cape and the rest of the world. It is a significant promoter of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), and since its introduction in 2015 has added six African airlines to the region.
Now, Cape Town Air Access is celebrating an enhanced intra-Africa network as 15 destinations in 11 African states are connected to the city and the Western Cape's international network.
Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe have had the highest two-way traffic, while Lagos and Lusaka were the top unserved destinations. Regarding seat capacity from Cape Town to the rest of Africa, Airlink, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, RwandAir, and TAAG Angola were the top five carriers.
Graph: Simple Flying
In Africa, Botswana was the top market for CPT exports. Apart from crude oil, petroleum oils were the Western Cape's most exported commodity, valued at $510 million (R9.95 billion). Coal, valued at $200 million (R4.03 billion), was second, while other goods included apples, pears, and quinces, valued at $120 million (R2.3 billion).