Update on the restoration of Plettenberg Bay airport license to accommodate commercial flights by Cemair
Continual progress has been made toward the closure of non-conformance findings raised by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) at Plettenberg Bay Airport. We are pleased to announce that the implementation of corrections is in its final stages.
Fire Fighters are finalizing their training and will be establishing a fire training area at the airport. Following an emergency coordination exercise involving multiple emergency service providers across Bitou, we believe all requirements will have been met.
The CAA has been requested to perform the required follow-up inspection on Friday 29 October 2021. Should all regulatory requirements be satisfied it is expected that the airport license will be restored shortly thereafter. This will pave the way for commercial airline flights to return to the airport.
Based on the above timelines, CemAir’s service from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay is expected to recommence on Friday 12 November 2021.
The Bitou Municipality is delighted with the progress made and looks forward to having commercial flights before the start of the festive season. The plans to outsource the airport in the medium to long term are also progressing well.
Additional updates will be communicated as soon as information becomes available.
We thank everyone for their support and patience during this time.