|Bloemfontein International Airport|
|IATA: BFN – ICAO: FABL|
|Airport type||Public / Military|
South African Air Force
|Location||Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa|
|Elevation AMSL||4,457 ft / 1,358 m|
|Sources: Airport web site and DAFIF|
In 2012, the airport served 426,420 passengers. Bloemfontein airport, like many others in South Africa, underwent R46 million's worth of construction and upgrading of the whole airport in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
In November 2012, the South African government announced that the airport's name was to be changed to Bram Fischer International Airport; the official renaming was performed by Pres. Jacob Zuma on Thursday, 13 December 2012.
Airlines and destinations
|Airlink||Durban, Johannesburg-O.R. Tambo|
|South African Express||Cape Town, Johannesburg-O.R. Tambo|
South African Express is the operator with the most scheduled flights to Bloemfontein. Its fleet of Q400's and CRJ200's can regularly be seen at FABL. Mango, a subsidiary of South African Airways, operates one daily flight to Cape Town. Its services to Durban and Johannesburg were discontinued after no profit was made.
- Non-directional beacon - BL380.0
- VHF omnidirectional range - BLV114.1
- Automatic Terminal Information Service - 126.45
- Bloemfontein Airport - official site
- Airport information for FABL at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for BFN at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- SA: Statement by Free State Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Bloemfontein International Airport renamed Bram Fischer International Airport and Petrus Steyn renamed Mamafubedu (13/11/2012)
- "ACSA Passenger Statistics". Airports Company South Africa. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
- Bloemfontein Airport information - Plane spotting, road transport, airlines...
- Current weather for FABL at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for BFN at Aviation Safety Network