ALERT: OR Tambo passengers warned to allow for #TaxiStrike delays

2017-06-15 08:33 - Selene Brophy
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Cape Town - OR Tambo International Airport says it is working with authorities to keep the routes into and out of the airport open, as a gripping taxi strike impacts the main route between Johannesburg and Pretoria  - Follow News24's live coverage here

According to a statement by Acsa, OR Tambo International is not one of the six entities that the Mass Taxi Industry Protest Action Committee (MTIPAC) plans to target with its protest activities.

This means certain highways and routes could be affected by blockades or congestion.

Passengers should allow for delays and longer travelling time to the airport or use the Gautrain.

“We are staying in close contact with the metro authorities and the South African Police Service in order to keep the routes into and out of the airport open,” says Leigh Gunkel-Keuler, Spokesperson of OR Tambo International Airport.

“However, protest action of this nature is not entirely predictable and passengers scheduled to depart from the airport on Thursday should make every effort to give themselves more time to get to the airport,” she says.


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