Windhoek Eros Airport
|IATA: ERS – ICAO: FYWE
|Owner/Operator||Namibia Airports Co.|
|Elevation AMSL||5,575 ft / 1,699 m|
|Sources: Namibia Airports Co., DAFIF|
Eros Airport or Windhoek Eros Airport (IATA: ERS, ICAO: FYWE) is an airport serving Windhoek, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia. It is located in the Khomas Region, about 5 km (3 mi) south of Windhoek's central business district.
Eros is a busy hub of general aviation and one of the busiest airports in the SADC region. It is the host to commercial, private, and scheduled traffic ranging from high performance jet aircraft to Cessna 152 trainers. The majority of traffic comes from the general aviation charter market, consisting mainly of the Cessna 210 aircraft, which is the most commonly used aircraft for charter and fly-in safaris in Namibia. The airport handles approximately 150 to 200 movements per day (around 50,000 per year). In 2004, the airport served 141,605 passengers.
Eros is an alternate for Windhoek International Airport in VMC conditions. The largest passenger aircraft to land at Eros is the Boeing 737 on a diversion from Windhoek International due to strong crosswinds and windshear.
In January 2008, a Cessna 210 crashed after take off killing the pilot and all 6 tourists on board. The accident was ruled to be caused by pilot error, according to the Directorate of Aircraft Accident Investigations.
The airport resides at an elevation of 5,575 feet (1,699 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 01/19 is the primary runway measuring 2,229 by 30 metres (7,313 ft × 98 ft) and 09/27 is the secondary runway measuring 1,005 m × 30 m (3,297 ft × 98 ft).
Airlines and destinations
|Air Namibia||Katima Mulilo, Ondangwa, Rundu|
- Namibia Airports Company: Airport Information
- "Eros Airport". Namibia Airports Company, Ltd.
- Airport information for FYWE from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Airport information for ERS at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- "Distance from Windhoek to Eros Airport". WikiMapia. Retrieved 18 Feb 2010.
- 2008 Crash see allAfrica Article
- "Annotated aerial image showing secondary runway, marked 09/27". WikiMapia. Retrieved 18 Feb 2010.
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