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Acsa prepares for team arrivals

2010-05-26 14:08
Cape Town – Separate terminals will be made available to accommodate teams when they arrive in the country for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

Four national teams are expected to arrive this week, with Australia and Brazil landing at OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday and Thursday respectively, according to the government news agency BuaNews.

Argentina and Denmark are expected to arrive over the weekend.

"There will be a separate terminal where teams will be processed on arrival," Acsa spokesperson Unathi Batyashe-Fillis told News24.

She said flights carrying teams would not have any other passengers on board.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Acsa said the facility will have full processing capacity for both international and local arrivals and departures.

BuaNews further reported that there will be a viewing area available for the public to allow fans to see the teams arrive, but police have warned that there will be strict measures in place and the area will be cordoned off.

However, Lieutenant-General Layton Tshabalala, speaking at a press briefing at OR Tambo said it was the police’s view that public viewing should not happen.

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