Johannesburg Airport

Johannesburg Airport is a hot and high airport. Situated almost 1,700 metres (5,500 feet) above mean sea level, the air is thin. This means some aircraft must reduce weight by loading less fuel than they would otherwise. The thinner air is also the reason for the longer than usual runways. On some routes such as to North America it means flights from Johannesburg airport info need to refuel en-route while the return flight originating from a lower altitude airport can upload enough fuel to reach Johannesburg non-stop.

OR Tambo Airport is one of the few airports in the world that has direct flights to all six inhabited continents; others include Dubai International Airport and Doha International Airport.

On 10 January 2013 the airport’s ICAO code was changed from FAJS to FAOR.


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Address                                              Phone
Johannesburg Airport OR. Tambo  +27 11 921 6911
Private Bag X1                                    Fax
Johannesburg 1627                            +27 11 394 0806
South Africa                                         Email

Passengers per Year
18.700.000 (2012)

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