In 2005, the modest regional airport, designed to carry just four million travellers, was struggling to process eight million people.
But after five years of construction, the R2.3bn transformation into a world-class masterpiece is nearing completion in time for the World Cup.
It will give the Western Cape and the city an airport that has already been named the best airport in Africa.
Cape shows off multi-billion rand make-overs
April 23, 2010