OR Tambo

The international airport of Johannesburg (JNB) is the most-frequented airport of South Africa and named after Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo, leader of the African National Congress (ANC) in the 1980s. It is located 20 kilometers northeast of Johannesburg and is the gateway to the capital city Pretoria as well as the most important entry point to the country. The airport was founded in 1952, has two runways and transports more than 15 million passengers every year.

JNB is a good airport extended for the FIFA World Championship in 2010. If you’re changing between domestic and international flights here you need to switch terminals and undergo security screening a second time. Terminal A is the international terminal, terminal B is for domestic flights – switching between them can take between 45 minutes and an hour.

That also depends on the direction: if you come in from outside South Africa and need to change to a domestic flight you need to pick up your luggage in terminal A and check it in again at terminal B. If you’re coming from another South African airport and changing to an international flight your luggage can be routed to your second flight automatically (make sure to discuss this when checking in your luggage at your starting point).

O.R. Tambo International Airport
South Africa

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