Hosea Kutako International Airport

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Hosea Kutako International Airport
Hosea Kutako International Airport.jpg
IATA: WDHICAO: FYWH
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Namibian Civil Government
Location Windhoek, Namibia
Hub for Air Namibia
Namibia flyafrica.com
Elevation AMSL 5,640 ft / 1,719 m
Coordinates 22°29′12″S 017°27′45″E / 22.48667°S 17.46250°E / -22.48667; 17.46250Coordinates: 22°29′12″S 017°27′45″E / 22.48667°S 17.46250°E / -22.48667; 17.46250
Website airports.com.na/nac-airports/hosea-kutako-international-airport-hkia
Map
WDH is located in Namibia
WDH
WDH
Location within Namibia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 4,532 14,869 Asphalt
16/34 1,524 5,000 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Passengers 681,317

Hosea Kutako International Airport (IATA: WDHICAO: FYWH) is the main international airport serving the Namibian capital city of Windhoek. Located 45 km (28 mi) east of the city, it is Namibia's primary airport with international connections and named after Namibian hero Hosea Kutako.

History[edit]

During South African administration, the airport used to be named J.G. Strijdom Airport, after the Nationalist Prime Minister of South Africa.

The airport handled 672,582 passengers in 2007. In 2009, it handled around 680,000 passengers, just over 4% down on the previous year when over 710,000 passengers were processed.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The airport underwent a modernising makeover in 2009. It has one terminal with one departure and one arrival hall. The main runway 08/26 is 4,532 m (14,869 ft) long.

The Millennium Business Park is being constructed just outside the airport, whcih will include a filling station, truck stop and bureau de change.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Although Hosea Kutako International Airport is the main international airport of Namibia, the only direct international flights are to Angola, Botswana, Germany, Ghana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Few, if any, domestic flights pass through Hosea Kutako Airport as those are predominantly handled at the smaller Windhoek Eros Airport.

Most international passengers to/from Namibia travel via OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. There are around 18 direct scheduled flights daily between Hosea Kutako International Airport and OR Tambo International Airport.[2][3][4][5]

Airlines Destinations
Airlink Cape Town[6]
Air Namibia Cape Town, Frankfurt, Harare, Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Luanda, Lüderitz, Lusaka, Maun, Oranjemund, Victoria Falls, Walvis Bay
British Airways
operated by Comair
Johannesburg-OR Tambo
Condor Frankfurt [7]
Namibia flyafrica.com Cape Town (begins 16 March 2015),[8] Johannesburg-OR Tambo (begins 02 February 2015)[9]
South African Airways Johannesburg-OR Tambo
South African Express Johannesburg-OR Tambo
TAAG Angola Airlines Luanda, Lubango Catumbela[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Namibia may see traffic boost from remake of cult TV series 'The Prisoner'; non-stop flights to Germany, but no longer UK". anna.aero Airline News & Analysis. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Real Time Flight Status at windhoek (WDH Airport)". FlightStats.com. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Air Namibia Time Table". Air Namibia. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Emirates Introduces Airbus to Southern Africa". All Africa News. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Ethiopian Airlines and SAA expands codeshare partnership for Windheok". An Africa Business Community – Africa Travel – Tourism. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  6. ^ Airlink begin Cape Town-Windhoek service from October 2014
  7. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2014/02/04/de-w14update1/
  8. ^ "flyafrica.com announces new routes". southafrica.to. 10 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "flyafrica.com expands into Namibia". flyafrica.com. 20 October 2014. 
  10. ^ 2014 Route Map, http://www.taag.com/en/route-map.aspx

External links[edit]

Media related to Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport at Wikimedia Commons