Opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, has urged government to retract a recently imposed hike on jet fuel.
Load shedding exacerbates standing issues at South Africa's biggest airports.
The government has gazetted new tariffs for airlines, which will impact ticket prices in South Africa
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has reported back following an oversight visit at OR Tambo International Airport.
High ticket prices have made it more stressful to fly this year, but the Airports Company of South Africa is putting in place measures to ease into the festive season.
Transport minister Fikile Mbalula reports back on how South Africa's aviation industry is holding up.
The Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) said that it is gearing up to upgrade OR Tambo International Airport alongside others ahead of the December rush.
Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) says that a continued strain on jet fuel supply at Cape Town International Airport could impact flight schedules as airlines are encouraged to refill at alternative stops.