Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport

Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (IATA: MQP, ICAO: FAKN) is located 27 km north east of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Construction began in 2001[1] and it replaced the smaller Nelspruit Airport. It now serves travelers to Kruger National Park. There are scheduled passenger flights to other South African cities as well as regional destinations.

Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
Exterior del Aeropuerto Internacional Kruger Mpumalanga en Nelspruit, Sudáfrica.JPG
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerPrivate
OperatorPrimkop Airport Management (Pty) Ltd.
ServesNelspruit, South Africa
Locationnorth east of Nelspruit
Hub forAirlink
Federal Air
Elevation AMSL2,829 ft / 862 m
Coordinates25°23′00″S 31°06′20″E / 25.38333°S 31.10556°E / -25.38333; 31.10556Coordinates: 25°23′00″S 31°06′20″E / 25.38333°S 31.10556°E / -25.38333; 31.10556
Websitewww.kmiairport.co.za
Map
MQP is located in Mpumalanga
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Location in Mpumalanga
MQP is located in South Africa
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MQP (South Africa)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 10,171 3,100 Asphalt

The airport terminal, although small, is roofed almost entirely by thatch, making it the largest thatched structure in Africa, covering approximately 7,350m2.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
AirlinkCape Town, Durban, Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo, Livingstone,[2] Skukuza,[2] Vilankulo[3]
Fastjet Zimbabwe Victoria Falls (begins 6 July 2020)[4]
Federal AirPhinda, Skukuza, Timbavati

Aeronautical InformationEdit

The Airport is equipped with an CAT 1 ILS on runway 05 with co-located DME. There is also a NDB and a recently installed DVOR.

Radio Aid/ATC Type Frequency
PK NDB 405.0 kHz
PKI ILS/DME 109.1 MHz
PKV DVOR 112.5 MHz
Kruger Tower TWR/APP 119.2 MHz
Apron Services Apron 122.65 MHz

Traffic statisticsEdit

Annual passenger traffic[5]
Year Passengers % Change
2003 131,943  
2004 139,573  5.8%
2005 177,498  27.2%
2006 215,390  21.3%
2007 239,583  11.2%
2008 247,573  3.3%
2009 208,751  15.7%
2010 239,292  14.6%
2011 263,222  10.0%
2012 241,949  8.1%
2013 249,690  3.2%
2014 253,595  1.8%
2015 237,106  6.5%
2016 268,717  13.3%
2017 278,455  3.6%
2018 271,809  2.4%

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ABB begins construction of Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport - July 2001 - ABB South Africa - SA Instrumentation & Control". www.instrumentation.co.za. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "SA Airlink Adds New Domestic Routes from July 2015". Airline Route. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Airlink plans Nelspruit-Vilanculos service - South African Tourism Update". Tourismupdate.co.za. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  4. ^ Liu, Jim. "FastJet plans new routes from July 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Air traffic Statistics". Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.

Airport information for FAKN at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.