Operating To Aviation Festival Africa 2017 Johannesburg


Operating to Aviation Festival Africa 2017 Johannesburg

Anton Van Rooyen | - 06/05/2017
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Operating to Aviation Festival Africa 2017 Johannesburg: Flying to Johannesburg for Africa’s leading aviation event? Aviation Festival Africa 2017, gets underway from June 13-14 at Sandton Convention Centre. Here’s the operational information you need to successfully plan a mission to OR Tambo.  

OR Tambo International Airport
  • IATA code: JNB
  • ICAO code: FAOR
  • S 26° 08.0′   E 28° 14.5′
  • Marginal variation: 16.8°W
  • Elevation: 5558′
  • Fuel: Jet A-1
  • Time Zone: GMT+2:00 no DST
  • Longest Hard Surface Runway (ft): 14495 x 197, 03L/21R
Operational Information
  • Overflight and landing permits are required for private and non-scheduled commercial flights
  • Be sure to request permits in advance to obtain approval from the Aviation Authorities
  • The lead time for foreign-registered aircraft carrying commercial cargo/over eight passengers on revenue or part 135 flights is seven working days
  •  For foreign registered aircraft carrying less than eight/any commercial cargo or part 91 or owners, the lead time is two to three working days
  • Non-revenue flights (no limit on pax) can expect a lead time of two to three working days for process
  • Slot approval must be requested by an agent in advance in order to secure desired slots
  • Peak hours at FAOR are from 6am-10am, 12pm – 2pm and 6pm-10pm local time
  • Delays during this event will be subject to traffic against scheduled arrivals and departures
  • Parking is subject to availability
  • Aircraft are not allowed to park for more than 14 hours
  • Alternative parking bays can be arranged through your handler if more time are required
South African Immigration


  • A passport and visa are required
  • Passports and passport replacing documents of all non-South African nationals must contain at least 1 unused visa page for South African Immigration Service
  • Extension of stay for additional 90 days is possible but must be applied for at least 60 days prior to the expiry date of the visa or visa exempt period
  • Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay, as well as return/onward tickets to prove their next destination
  • Visitors without a return or onward ticket will be required to pay a refundable deposit in lieu of a ticket (passengers failing to do so will be refused entry)


  • A passport is required
  • A General Declaration and Crew Members license or Crew Member Certificate are required for international scheduled flights
  • The same regulations as for normal passengers apply for charters and private flights
  • Passports and passport replacing documents of all non-South African nationals must contain at least 1 unused visa page for South African Immigration Service

Baggage Clearance

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in South Africa.

The baggage of transit passengers with destinations outside of South Africa are exempt, provided the passenger doesn’t leave the transit area.

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers.


  • The local currency is South African Rand-ZAR
  • Passengers are allowed unlimited amount in foreign currencies and traveler’s checks: However, amounts over USD 10,000 must be declared on arrival
  • Johannesburg is well serviced by taxis – most  have fixed fares instead of meters
  • Fares generally start at around 32 R. Expect to pay an average of 12 R for every kilometer after that
  • Car rental is a popular option for visitors and there are many rental companies in Johannesburg
  • The Johannesburg Metropolitan Bus Service is the city’s official bus service – see http://www.mbus.co.za
  • InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
  • Protea Hotel Transit OR Tambo Airport
  • City Lodge at OR Tambo Airport
  • Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport

For more information or assitance Getting to Aviation Festival Africa 2017 Johannesburg contact UAS Africa headquarters in Johannesburg at jnb@uas.aero