George Airport

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George Airport
IATA: GRJICAO: FAGG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Company South Africa
Serves George, South Africa
Elevation AMSL 195 m / 639 ft
Coordinates 34°00′24″S 22°22′51″E / 34.00667°S 22.38083°E / -34.00667; 22.38083Coordinates: 34°00′24″S 22°22′51″E / 34.00667°S 22.38083°E / -34.00667; 22.38083
Map
GRJ is located in Western Cape
GRJ
GRJ
Location in the Western Cape
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,000 6,561 Asphalt
02/20 (CLOSED) 1,220 4,002 Asphalt

George Airport (IATA: GRJICAO: FAGG) is an airport located in George, South Africa. It was formerly known as P.W. Botha Airport, named after the state president who lived in this part of the country.

In 2013, the airport served 560,432 passengers, substantialy more than the 154,000 in 2003.

This airport was built in 1977 as an exact replica of the Keetmanshoop, Namibia airport. It has won awards for efficient operation two years running.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Airlink Cape Town, Durban
Kulula Johannesburg-OR Tambo
Mango Johannesburg-OR Tambo
South African Express Cape Town, Johannesburg-OR Tambo

Flying Schools[edit]

Aviation[edit]

Traffic statistics[edit]

Annual passenger traffic [1]
Year Passengers  % Change
2006 589,674 Increase4.2%
2007 652,031 Increase10.6%
2008 630,385 Decrease3.3%
2009 548,498 Decrease13.0%
2010 526,823 Decrease4.0%
2011 565,291 Increase7.3%
2012 555,386 Decrease1.8%
2013 560,432 Increase0.9%


Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 7 December 2009 - An Embraer ERJ 135 (registration:ZS-SJW) operated by Airlink on a scheduled flight (SA-8625) overrun the runway in wet conditions and ended up on a public road. There were no fatalities, but the plane suffered substantial damage.[2][3] The accident was caused by an incorrect sealant used on the runway, and the airline was cleared of all blame. Airlink's insurers took legal action against the state-owned Airports Company of South Africa.[4]

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