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Johannesburg - Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport

Check-in Counter

Terminal B Counters B1 - B6, B13

  • Business Class: Counter B1
  • Business Class / Marco Polo: Counter B2
  • Premium Economy: Counter B3
  • Economy Class: Counters B4 - B5
  • Self-Service Check-in Bag Drop: Counter B6/B13

Opening hours
Check-in counters are open 4 hours before departure, and closed punctually 40 minutes before scheduled departure


Shongololo Lounge (Menzies Aviation)

Location: Airside
Opening Hours: Daily: 0600 - 2300

Airport Facilities

  • All airline facilities are designed for the physically challenged.
  • Conference facilities are available on the Mezzanine Level, Domestic Arrivals Hall in Terminal B1. Call 390-1330 or fax 390-1334 for advanced booking.
  • A Medical Clinic is located at the Domestic Arrivals Hall, Terminal B1. Emergency and Medical Response Telephones are located throughout the airport.
  • The VAT Refunds Outlet is located at the Holding Lounge, Terminal A of the International Departures Terminal. Make sure you have all invoices stamped by Customs at the Public Concourse before proceeding to the outlet.

For further information, click on the website of Johannesburg International Airport.


Please proceed to the Menzies Aviation Services transit desk.

Visual displays indicate Cathay Pacific check-in at the Transfer Area. Counters open at 7.30am until flight closure, ie 40 mins before scheduled departure.
You need to clear customs.

Airport Transfer

To city centre:
Bus: Approx. ZAR250
(22km / 14 miles)
To Sandton:
Bus: Approx. ZAR320

Airport Taxes

Include in price of airline ticket.

Customs Allowance

Tobacco Products: 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco

Alcoholic Beverages: 2 litres of wine and 1 litre of spirits

Others: Goods up to the value of R500.