Some may remember the Saturday comments made by Per Gessle on the Roxette’s official Facebook page (here) about the quality of service on the Johannebsurg’s OR Tambo Airport:
Just spent 90 minutes at one of the world’s worst airports; Johannesburg. Could actually be the No 1 on that scary list….Good God, how about some organization with customs etc? Leaving now. Thank you.
We love South Africa. You know that! But someone should fix the logistix at Jo-burg Airport. A job for BoJo maybe?
South African Times’ Live picked up this discussion and talked with the airport’s spokeperson – Unathi Batyashe-Filli. She said security footage showed that there were long queues at the emigration checkpoint when Roxette were leaving.
Emigration [and immigration] services are provided by the Department of Home Affairs and, though Airports Company SA provides the infrastructure, we are not able to answer questions regarding problems at emigration.
It also turned out that over the last years service at the airport improved a lot. More on that case at Timelive.co.za