New Cape Winelands Airport plans revealed

South African billionaire Rob Hersov announced he is planning to convert the former Fisantekraal Airport into the “Lanseria Airport of Cape Town”.

Hersov and business partner Nick Ferguson bought the Fisantekraal Airport in November 2020 and renamed it Cape Winelands Airport.

The airport is located on a 150-hectare site 13 kilometres northeast of Durbanville. It is therefore perfectly situated to serve the Cape Town aviation sector.

When it was built by the South African Air Force in 1943 it featured four runways to operate Lockheed Ventura bombers.

Although all four runways are still visible in overhead photos, only two of these runways are currently in use.

There are numerous aircraft hangars on the property which are used for the storage and maintenance of private aircraft and helicopters.

The picturesque location makes it a favourite for flight training and offers an alternative to the Cape Town International Airport for private aviation.

There are now plans to grow operations at the Cape Winelands Airport and provide an alternative to the Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) for some aviation services.

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