Walvis Bay Airport

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Walvis Bay Airport
IATA: WVBICAO: FYWB
WVB is located in Namibia
WVB
WVB
Location of airport in Namibia
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Namibia Airports Co.[1]
Serves Walvis Bay, Namibia
Elevation AMSL 299 ft / 91 m
Coordinates 22°58′47″S 014°38′43″E / 22.97972°S 14.64528°E / -22.97972; 14.64528
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,500 11,483 Asphalt
Sources: Namibia Airports Co.,[2] DAFIF[3][4]
Walvis Bay Airport

Walvis Bay Airport (IATA: WVBICAO: FYWB) is an airport serving Walvis Bay,[2][3] a town in the Erongo Region of Namibia. The airport is about 15 km (9 mi) east of the town.[2][5]

History[edit]

The airport was home to AFB Rooikop, a South African Air Force station (and later as a base) that closed in 1994. It was home to several SAAF squadrons:

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 299 feet (91 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 09/27 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,134 by 30 metres (7,001 ft × 98 ft).[2][3] Since 2007, the airport has received upgrades to air traffic control equipment, Instrument Landing Systems, and runway lighting,[6] as well as a runway extension at both ends. The runway length is now approximately 3500 meters.[7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

South African Airways CRJ at Walvisbaai International Airport in Namibia
Airlines Destinations
Air Namibia Windhoek-Hosea Kutako
South African Express Cape Town, Johannesburg-OR Tambo

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