Complete list of domestic and international airports in South Africa

Complete list of domestic and international airports in South Africa

Are you looking for good, reliable airports in South Africa? Maybe you want to tour the country, or you often travel for work and need a list of all South Africa international airport and South African airports. In this article, we give you a comprehensive list of some of the best South African airports, both international and domestic ones.

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In this article, we will give valuable information on International Airports and also a list of the domestic ones. Questions such as 'where do you fly into South Africa?', and 'What is the name of the airport in South Africa?', will be answered as you see some of the best airports in the country.

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OR Tambo International Airport

It is one of Africa's largest and busiest airports, earning it the name, 'the gateway of Africa'. It can be referred to as a world-class airport because it boasts the vital elements required to ensure passenger satisfaction. With its perfect location, accessibility, and excellent connectivity, Or Tambo is one of the best airports in Africa.

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It facilitates the transport of over 21 million air passengers every year. The statistics show that about 50% of all air passengers in South Africa come from OR Tambo. It services five continents in the world. On top of this, they also transport cargo of about 650,000 tonnes per annum.

This airport mainly serves Pretoria and Johannesburg. When using this airport, there is no need to worry about accommodation. They have top hotels in and around the airport.

Cape Town International Airport

This airport is the 3rd largest airport in Africa. It is also Africa's most award-winning airport because of the excellent service offered here. Its reputation precedes it because it is well-known to be the VIP and tourist destination for those looking for top-notch services. They service about 10 million air passengers annually.

King Shaka International Airport

This airport has been in operation for more than nine years since its inception on 1st May 2010. It has a capacity capability of about 7.5 million passengers per annum. The airport is so impressive it has been voted to have the best airport staff and also the best airport in middle and east Africa for several years.

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Durban, where the airport is located, is serving as a robust secondary route into South Africa and the main point of entry at Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Bram Fischer International Airport

This is the main port into the Free State Province, which is landlocked. The airport serves as the heart of the economy in the province with greater than 300,000 passengers per annum. This can be attributed to its ideal location. The airports' ability to facilitate the growth and development of the province makes it essential to the overall economy of South Africa.

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Upington International Airport

This airport is regarded as one of the smallest airports in South Africa, despite being in use since the early 1900s. It is an airport that mainly facilitates business trips, which account for about 80% of the traffic with the remaining 20% being tourists. It is imperative because it brings foreign investment and revenue into the region.

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Port Elizabeth International Airport

This airport has earned the name 'ten-minute airport', and for a good reason, its strategic location makes it very accessible to the major parts of the city in just a matter of minutes. It was established back in 1929, and today it handles more than 1.2 million passengers and has more than 60,000 flights a year that facilitate the transport of cargo for more than 800 tonnes.

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East London Airport

The East London Airport handles about 20-30 flights per day, facilitating the transport of 620,000 people each year. The airport has a crucial role in the transportation of cargo, both locally and internationally, which helps in the growth of the Eastern Cape region.

Those are some of the interesting facts about some of the international and domestic airports in South Africa.

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List of South African Airports

Below is a list of some other airports which aren't mentioned above.

  • Andrew's Field Airport
  • Mossel Bay Airport
  • Plettenberg Bay Airport
  • Hendrik Swellengrebel Airport
  • George Airport
  • Stellenbosch Airport
  • Oudtshoorn Airport
  • Port Alfred Airport
  • Grahamstown Airport
  • Vredenburg Airport
  • Bhisho Airport
  • Graaff Reinet Airport
  • Cradock Airport
  • Queenstown Airport
  • Vredendal Airport
  • Port St. Johns Airport
  • Mthatha Airport (was K.D. Matanzima Airport)
  • Calvinia Airport
  • Victoria West Airport
  • Lusikisiki Airport
  • Carnarvon Airport
  • Margate Airport
  • Aliwal North Airport
  • Gariep Dam Airport
  • Koiingnaas Airport (Koingnaas Airport)
  • Durban International Airport
  • Alkantpan Airport
  • Virginia Airport
  • Springbok Airport
  • Prieska Airport
  • Kleinzee Airport
  • Pietermaritzburg Airport
  • Thaba Nchu Airport
  • Aggeneys Airport
  • Greytown Airport
  • Bloemfontein Airport
  • New Tempe Airport
  • Ficksburg Airport
  • Kimberley Airport
  • Richards Bay Airport
  • Empangeni Airport
  • Ladysmith Airport
  • Alexander Bay Airport (Kortdoorn Airport)
  • Mtubatuba Airport
  • Finsch Mine Airport
  • Ulundi Airport (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport)
  • Bultfontein Airport
  • Bethlehem Airport
  • Harrismith Airport
  • Harmony Airport
  • Hluhluwe Airport
  • Welkom Airport
  • Zulu Inyala Airport
  • Vryheid Airport
  • Newcastle Airport
  • Kroonstad Airport
  • Sishen Airport
  • Mkuze Airport (Mkuzi Airport)
  • Reivilo Airport
  • Johan Pienaar Airport
  • Bothaville Airport
  • Pongola Airport
  • Majuba Power Station Airport
  • Piet Retief Airport
  • Vryburg Airport
  • Parys Airport
  • Klerksdorp Airport (P.C. Pelser Airport)
  • Tutuka Power Station Airport
  • Potchefstroom Airport
  • Vereeniging Airport
  • Secunda Airport
  • Heidelberg Airport
  • Ermelo Airport
  • Springs Airport
  • Rand Airport
  • Brakpan Airport
  • Lichtenburg Airport
  • Krugersdorp Airport
  • Grand Central Airport
  • Lanseria International Airport
  • Witbank Airport
  • Mahikeng Airport (Mmabatho Airport)
  • Barberton Airport
  • Middelburg Airport
  • Wonderboom Airport
  • Rustenburg Airfield
  • Zeerust Airport
  • Brits Airfield
  • Nelspruit Airport
  • Malelane Airport
  • Komatipoort Airport
  • Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
  • Pilanesberg International Airport
  • Hazyview Airport
  • Marble Hall Airport
  • Skukuza Airport
  • Mala Mala Airport
  • Modimolle Airport (Nylstroom Airport)
  • Hoedspruit Airport (Eastgate Airport)
  • AFB Hoedspruit[12] / Eastgate Airport
  • Hendrik Van Eck Airport (Phalaborwa Airport)
  • Pietersburg Municipal Airport
  • Polokwane International Airport (Pietersburg Int'l)
  • Tzaneen Airport
  • Ellisras Airport (Mitimba Airport)
  • Giyani Airport
  • AFB Makhado[14] (was AFB Louis Trichardt)
  • P.R. Mphephu Airport
  • Louis Trichardt Airport
  • Alldays Airport
  • Venetia Mine Airport
  • Musina Airport (Morningside Farm Airport)
  • Wild Coast Sun Airport (Mzamba Airport)

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Cape Town International Airport
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Those are all the airports South Africa that you need to know about. Whether you are looking to do business or travel for leisure, this list will give you all you need to get that airport that is perfect for you. It is also evident that international airports in South Africa are amazing and offer superb customer service. Also, the list of domestic airports in South Africa should help with navigation, especially with local flights.


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