The number of international passengers arriving at Cape Town airport in December set an all-time record and was 17 percent higher than the figure for December last year.
Nearly 87 000 passengers stepped off international flights to make Cape Town’s tourist season the best ever.
The number of passengers on regional and domestic fights also set new records. Many of these domestic arrivals were international passengers who landed in Johannesburg and then took domestic flights to Cape Town.
According to the latest statistics from the airport company, the total number of passengers arriving in Cape Town last year was 4.2 million and this, too, was the highest total for any year.