The City of Cape Town is suspending the MyCiTi Airport Service as from Thursday, 1 December 2022. Unfortunately, the demand for the service has not recovered since the lifting of the Covid-19 restrictions. As such, the City has decided to redeploy the fleet to higher-demand routes, among which the routes that are connecting Atlantis with Table View, Century City and the Cape Town central business district.
The City’s Urban Mobility Directorate is continuously monitoring the MyCiTi routes to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the service and efficient operations by allocating resources in accordance with passenger demand.
The 50,5% increase in the diesel price from 5 January to 2 November 2022, coupled with the low number of passengers making use of the Airport Service, have necessitated an intervention.
As such, it was decided to suspend the MyCiTi Airport Service as from Thursday, 1 December 2022. The buses operating on this route will be redeployed to the popular routes that connect Atlantis with Table View, Century City and the Cape Town CBD.
‘It is regrettable and unfortunate that we have to suspend the Airport Service, but the City being a responsible and prudent administration, is obliged to allocate resources where it is much needed and in high demand. The provision of additional buses to high demand areas will improve the day-to-day lives of regular commuters who have a great need for the MyCiTi service.
‘That said, we will investigate more cost effective and innovative solutions to resume the service in the future. In the meantime, we are focused on improving the efficiencies along those routes where we have commuters in high numbers on a daily basis,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.
All of the MyCiTi service timetables and route information is available at https://www.myciti.org.za, or on the MyCiTi app. The app is available free from iOS and Google Play stores; or phone the Transport Information Centre (TIC) on 0800 65 64 63. The TIC is available 24/7.