An Aerotropolis is a city built around an airport. Businesses that rely on air transportation position themselves close to the airport. They, in turn, attract suppliers and complimentary industries in the logistics and distribution, manufacturing and professional services sectors. The resulting economic hub forms a dynamic commercial ecosystem .
Built around OR Tambo International Airport, the Aerotropolis is a ground-breaking initiative that will export South African products and expertise to emerging markets in Africa. The airport offers a gateway to the world for air cargo. A proposed new air cargo terminal will improve the movement of goods and create new opportunities for businesses around the airport, especially operators dealing with fast-cycle logistics, temperature-controlled warehousing, and advanced manufacturing.
Established roads and rail networks link the Aerotropolis to Durban and Cape Town, as well as cities and ports in Sub-Saharan Africa. As these logistics and distribution corridors grow, they increase economic opportunities and stimulate economic growth for a wider population.
The Aerotropolis offers investment opportunities in the following sectors:
- Aerospace manufacturing and aviation
- Logistics and distribution
- Manufacturing and high tech
- Health and life sciences
- Agri-business and food processing
- Natural resources and energy
- Education and skills training
- Tourism and culture
- ProfessionaI services, banking and public administration
For more information contact the Project Management Unit to discuss investment opportunities available within the Aerotropolis.