Johannesburg Airport Arrivals (JNB)

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O. R. Tambo International Airport

Address: 1 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, 1632, South Africa
IATA Airport Code: JNB

OR Tambo international airport arrivals

O. R. Tambo International Airport is the official name for the international airport located near Johannesburg. The airport is located east of the city center at 14 miles in Kempton Park. It’s 40 minutes driving by car from the city center to the airport. The airport can also be reached by taxi or train.

Runways and terminals

O. R. Tambo Airport Arrivals take place on 2 runways, the longest of which is even 4,400 feet. No problem to land the largest aircraft from Airbus and Boeing, among others. There are 3 terminals available. Terminal 1 is for international Johannesburg Tambo Airport Arrivals and terminal 2 is for domestic Johannesburg arrivals.


There are considerably more international OR Tambo flight arrivals compared to the other airports in South Africa. In 2019 there were 21,665,403 passengers. That was accompanied by 218,208 Johannesburg Airport arrivals and departures. In 2020 there haven been a big decrease of passengers.

Airlines and destinations

Most domestic flights are operated by Airlines, CemAir, LIFT Airlines, Mango, FlySafair and The international O. R. Tambo Arrivals come from all over the world. A few important ones are British Airways and Virgin Atlantic to London, Turkish Airlines to Istanbul, Singapore Airlines to Singapore, Qantas to Sydney, Lufthansa to Frankfurt, KLM to Amsterdam Schiphol, Emirates to Dubai, Delta Air Lines to Atlanta, Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong, Air France to Paris and Air China to Beijing and Shenzhen. JNB arrivals are mainly for the city of Johannesburg and people who want to do a safari.

The very first JNB airport arrivals took place in 1945 when it started as Palmietfontein International Airport. The airport was prosecuted about seven years later. In the 60s and 70s the airport grew steadily in facilities. The first flight to London was in 1971. During Apartheid in the 1980s, all flights were canceled for some time. In 1996 it became the busiest airport in Africa to put Cairo Airport in second place. Over the past 10 years, the airport has slowly grown from 19 to 22 million passengers per year. In 2020 the OR Tambo flight arrivals were considerably less with 7 million passengers.