Bram Fischer International Airport

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Bram Fischer international Airport
Bloemfontein Airport - panoramio.jpg
Airport typePublic / Military
South African Air Force
LocationBloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Focus city forCemAir
South African Express
Elevation AMSL4,457 ft / 1,358 m
Coordinates29°05′38″S 26°18′14″E / 29.09389°S 26.30389°E / -29.09389; 26.30389Coordinates: 29°05′38″S 26°18′14″E / 29.09389°S 26.30389°E / -29.09389; 26.30389
WebsiteBram Fischer International Airport
BFN is located in Free State (South African province)
Location in the Free State
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 2,559 8,395 Asphalt
12/30 2,195 7,201 Asphalt
Sources: Airport web site[1] and DAFIF[2][3]

Bram Fischer International Airport (IATA: BFN, ICAO: FABL) is a primary airport located in Bloemfontein, the capital city of the Free State province of South Africa. The runways are shared with AFB Bloemspruit.

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.[4]


The main terminal building is used for both international and domestic flights. In 2017, the airport served 402,452 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.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlink Durban, Johannesburg O. R. Tambo
CemAir George, Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo, Port Elizabeth
Mango Cape Town
South African Airways Johannesburg O. R. Tambo
South African Express Cape Town, Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo [6]


Imperial Air Cargo Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo
Airlink Cargo Durban
South African Cargo Johannesburg. O. R. Tambo

Traffic statistics[edit]

Annual passenger traffic [7]
Year Passengers % Change
2006 305,701 Increase23.8%
2007 424,924 Increase39.0%
2008 411,683 Decrease3.1%
2009 399,666 Decrease2.9%
2010 403,766 Increase1.0%
2011 437,996 Increase8.5%
2012 426,420 Decrease2.6%
2013 380,284 Decrease10.8%
2014 367,635 Decrease3.3%
2015 386,865 Increase5.2%
2016 396,280 Increase2.4%
2017 402,452 Increase1.6%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bloemfontein Airport Archived July 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine - official site
  2. ^ Airport information for FABL at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. ^ Airport information for BFN at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  4. ^ "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)". Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  5. ^ "". Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  6. ^
  7. ^ "ACSA Passenger Statistics". Airports Company South Africa. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.

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