Incident at Cape Town International Airport - 28 May 2014

Cape Town Tourism was shocked and saddened by the fatal shooting in a public area of Cape Town International Airport yesterday evening.

Deidre Davids, Communications Manager for Airports Company South Africa and Cape Town International Airport has confirmed that three other people were injured. Cape Town International Airport has handed over investigation of the events surrounding last night’s shooting to SAPS.

We feel confident that this incident is not an indication of any security threat to would-be visitors or travellers. All operations at the airport are going on as per usual and none of the flights have been affected.

Cape Town International Airport is a multiple Skytrax Best Airport in Africa Award recipient, with a proven track record for security and safety. All passengers using Cape Town International are screened in accordance with international best practice; this includes personal and baggage x-ray checks, automated baggage handling and the presence of a world class security infrastructure.

Any member needing the support and assurance of Cape Town Tourism for their clients (including any Band Aid assistance should your guests have witnessed or been close to this event) should contact us on sonya@capetown.travel / 021 487 6552.

Please refer any media queries you might get to Cape Town Tourism:
Tammy White
tammy@rabbitinahat.co.za
073 202 5041

Leani Jansen van Vuuren
leani@capetown.travel
0726245304

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