Amount each government department was billed for using the VIP Lounges and services at each of the country’s airports in the 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 Financial Years, and since 1 April 2016 by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation

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FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO. 488 (NW545E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 9-2017 OF 10 MARCH 2016

Mr D J Stubbe (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:

What amount has her department billed each government department for using the VIP (a) lounges and (b) services at each of the country’s airports (i) in the (aa) 2013-14, (bb) 2014-15 and (cc) 2015-16 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2016? NW545E

REPLY:

(a) The Department of International Relations and Cooperation offers the services of the State Protocol Lounges at no cost. Therefore Government Departments were not billed for using the State Protocol Lounges.

(b) The State Protocol lounges facilitate the arrivals and departures of all qualifying dignitaries on domestic and international flights.

(i) Not applicable
(ii) Not applicable

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Additional information:

In the previous financial years, the State Protocol Lounge facilitated the following number of dignitaries:

2013/2014

OR Tambo International Airport         15 089
Cape Town International Airport           9 525
King Shaka International Airport           3 941
Total                                                28 282

2014/2015

OR Tambo International Airport         14 799
Cape Town International Airport           9 628
King Shaka International Airport           3 734
Total                                                28 161

2015/2016

OR Tambo International Airport         12 102
Cape Town International Airport           6 747
King Shaka International Airport           2 927
Total                                                21 776

01 April 2016 -28 FEBRUARY 2017

OR Tambo International Airport         12 224
Cape Town International Airport           7 267
King Shaka International Airport           3 261
Total                                                22 752

GRAND TOTAL OVER 4 YEARS   100 971




 

 

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