Passengers arriving at the airport would proceed from the car park through the arrival vestibule and move into the main part of the terminal for check‐in. Three counters have been provided, two of which would be in constant use during opening hours by the scheduled airline and the third would cater for feeder flight traffic, charters, and overflow or fast baggage drop for already checked in passengers as necessary. Airlink intends that the bulk of the passengers would already be pre‐checked in at their lodges and their processing at the airport will be expedited. (This was a procedure which Airlink has adopted previously when it operated its Mala Mala scheduled service).
Once checked‐in, passengers would have the option to conduct any last minute shopping in the retail boutique, before proceeding through security scanning into the departure terminal area or node.
Once their flight is called passengers would then proceed through the departure gateway for boarding pass and identity/security confirmation, prior to embarking their flight.
In the case of passengers arriving at Skukuza airport to proceed on lodge feeder flights, they would also pass through the security screening check‐point and then be escorted to their aircraft by airport staff in conjunction with guest relations representative from the shuttle/feeder/charter operator.
Simultaneous to passenger processing, the passenger’s baggage once weighed and tagged would then pass through a scanner into the secure baggage make‐up area located behind the check‐in area. Other than the access to the scanner there will be no access possible to this area from check‐in. All personnel requiring access to this area would have to first pass through the security scanning station.