Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport JNB
, or simply referred to as ORTIA, is named after the former President of the African National Congress Oliver R. Tambo, and is South Africa's primary airport. ORTIA is situated on a high plateau, 1,694 meters above sea level. This necessitates U.S. flights to make a refueling stop before continuing on to ORTIA, but enables them to return non-stop.
JNB Airport is located 1,700 meters above sea level, in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng Province, a 20-minute drive to the City of Johannesburg, South Africa, and is accessible from the R24 Airport Freeway (via N3 Eastern Bypass) and from R21, which intersects with R21 & the Tampo Airport Highway. i
With two very long runways and an average of 19 million passengers per year, Tambo Internatonal Airport is hub for South African Airways, and is served by a multitude of domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
- Sun Intercontinental Hotel is only 30 meters from the arrivals door at Terminal A.
- The Transit Hotel Protea is at International Departures, secured area, offering sound-insulated rooms for transfer passengers.
- The 4-star City Lodge Hotel is located above the muli-level Parkade 2 on its level 5.
Johannesburg Tambo Airport has a Central Passenger Terminal connecting internally to both Domestic & International terminals.