Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) had invested R43 million in upgrades to its George airport, managing director Monhla Hlahla said yesterday.

“Black economic empowerment participation in the project amounted to 34 percent of the total contract value,” she said.

Passenger traffic is forecast to reach 998 396 in 2012 from 669 659 in the current financial year. – Samantha Enslin-Payne, Durban