Lanseria International Airport is a privately owned international airport located at a close distance of 24 kilometers to the north-west of Johannesburg City in South Africa. What started as a grass-strip airfield in 1972 is now fit to handle aircrafts as large as the Boeing 757-300 and Airbus A319. Situated at an elevation of 4,517 feet above mean sea level, this private airport is a great success story of the South African aviation industry.
Offering a host of charter services along with many scheduled domestic and international flights from reputed airlines, this airport is the first choice amongst the business class travelers. It also happens to be the chosen airport where Nelson Mandela flew when he was released from prison in 1990. Along with a couple of asphalt surfaced runways measuring 10,416 feet and 5,772 feet, the Lanseria International Airport is having a single convenient passenger terminal and a separate cargo terminal for freight.
There are 3 aircraft stands at the passenger terminal opening onto 2 gates, 3 check-in desks and 2 baggage claim belts. Passenger facilities at this terminal include a post office, an auto exchange machine, a VIP lounge, duty free shop, newsagent/tobacconist, chemist shop, gift shops, bars, cafeterias and restaurants. Apart from the basic facilities as per international norms, this airport is also providing a business centre along with paid wireless internet access and a tourist help desk for passenger guidance. Basically providing a very friendly and personal touch to air-travel, this airport maintains a unique approach and is undoubtedly a great experience. Car rental facilities, private metered taxis and a host of hotel shuttle services are also available at the Lanseria International Airport enabling passengers comfortably move to and from the Johannesburg City centre