2015 World Economic Forum on Africa, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland - January 22-25

Trip Planning Guide

Under the theme, Then and Now: Reimagining Africa’s Future, the 25th World Economic Forum on Africa will take place June 3 – 5, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. Regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society will convene to take stock of progress over the last 25 years, share insights on the present landscape and identify innovative approaches to accelerate inclusive growth while bringing about sustainable development in the future.

Cape Town International Airport (FACT/CPT) will be the only airport open for international operations. Parking at FACT is one hour on airside parking bays for arrivals and departures. It can get congested due to the influx of GA aircraft and commercial traffic. Parking will not be an issue at Signature Flight Support.

Security

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Crime is the primary security concern for travelers to South Africa. Economic and social issues can spark xenophobic violence. As of late March 2015, significant unrest has been affecting townships in the Durban area. Strikes and demonstrations also commonly affect the country's security environment. Common triggers include social issues, economic policies, political developments and labor disputes. The threat of terrorism is ever-present; however, the overall threat is not assessed as high. Corruption affects South Africa's security forces but is not as prominent of a concern as it is in other African countries.

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Landing Permissions

All flights require landing permits for South Africa. The DCA is very strict and requires 72 hours to process a permit. Please make sure to have the following documents when submitting an application:

  • Full name and contact details of the operator
  • Full route
  • True and clear purpose of flight
  • Passenger and crew manifest
  • Cargo manifest if applicable
  • Certificate of registration
  • Certificate of Airworthiness
  • EVSM approval
  • Latest release to service
Private
Charter

Airport Permissions

Changes to normal airport procedures include:

  • Only 1 hour on a parking bay on the main apron will be allowed
  • Slots will be required for landing and take-off and must be requested 24 hours in advance of arrival
  • Parking issues are not anticipated. In the event parking is full, the airport will become drop and go.

South Africa Entry/Exit Requirements

Overflight permission required for all Private, Charter, Commercial, State and Military

Landing permission required for all Private, Charter, Commercial, State and Military flights that intend to:

  • Load/unload passengers
  • Make a non-traffic stop

Application lead time for both Overflight and Landing Permits is 48 hours.

Visa Requirements

Crew and passengers from most countries can stay in South Africa for 90 days or less without a visa.

Tourist Visa for South Africa

  • Not required when you are travelling to South Africa with a U.S. Passport. No visa required for a stay of up to three months.
  • Required when you are travelling to South Africa with a Non-U.S. Passport

Business Visa for South Africa

  • Not required when you are travelling to South Africa with a U.S. Passport. No visa required for a stay of up to three months.
  • Required when you are travelling to South Africa with a Non-U.S. Passport

Diplomatic Visa for South Africa

  • Not required when you are travelling to South Africa with a U.S. Passport. No visa required for a stay of up to 90 days.
  • Required when you are travelling to South Africa with a Non-U.S. Passport

Volunteer Visa for South Africa

  • Required when you are travelling to South Africa with a U.S. Passport
  • Required when you are travelling to South Africa with a Non-US Passport

Ground Handling

MH Aviation

An MH Aviation representative will be on the ground at each airport and requests will go through the MH Aviation - Johannesburg office.

Ground Handling Services

  • Aircraft handling
  • Crew handling
  • Crew accommodation, onward travel and “concierge” services
  • Coordination of ground equipment
  • Expediting
  • Pre-arrangement of requirements

Office: +2711 6090123

Mobile: +2782 9405437 (24hrs)

Email: flightsupport@mhaviation.co.za

Fuel

Fuel is available in Cape Town (FACT). Log in to FuelFinder to quote and arrange fuel.

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Travel Information

Hotel accommodations are at a premium during this time, so advance booking is strongly recommended. Due to limited available hotel capacity, rates will be higher closer to the Forum dates. Transportation is not expected to be an issue.

Drive time between FACT and Cape Town is 30 minutes during off-peak times and 45 minutes to an hour during peak traffic times.

Airport Considerations
Select the city from the destinations list on the left to see the primary and alternate airports. Click the marker on the map for airport information.

General Event Information

World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 site: http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-africa-2015

The information provided is based on current information at time of publication and may be subject to change.
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