Eros Airport

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Eros Airport

Windhoek Eros Airport
Windhoek - Eros (ERS - FYWE) AN1859481.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorNamibia Airports Co.[1]
ServesWindhoek, Namibia
Hub for
Elevation AMSL5,575 ft / 1,699 m
Coordinates22°36′44″S 017°04′50″E / 22.61222°S 17.08056°E / -22.61222; 17.08056
Websiteairports.com.na
Map
ERS is located in Namibia
ERS
ERS
Location of airport in Namibia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,229 7,313 Asphalt
09/27 1,005 3,297 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers74,356
Aircraft movements17,620
Sources: Namibia Airports Co.,[2] DAFIF[3]

Eros Airport or Windhoek Eros Airport (IATA: ERS, ICAO: FYWE) is an airport serving Windhoek,[2] 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 and a secondary hub for Air Namibia.[2][4]

Operations[edit]

Eros is a busy hub of general aviation, which includes Wilderness Air,[5] Bay Air, Westair Aviation, Scenic Air, with Air Namibia offering scheduled domestic flights. The airport is 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. Scenic-Air operates a regular charter service from Eros Airport, using Cessna Centurion equipment.[6] The airport handles approximately 150 to 200 movements per day (around 50,000 per year). In 2016, the airport served 74 356 passengers.[7] Wilderness Air offers regular transfers to Kasane in Botswana, Livingstone and Lusaka in Zambia, and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.[8] In April 2018, Westair Aviation files scheduled passenger services to 6 new destinations in Namibia and South Africa.[9]

Facilities[edit]

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)[2] and 09/27 is the secondary runway measuring 1,005 m × 30 m (3,297 ft × 98 ft).[10][11] Other facilities on offer include car rentals, retail, food and beverages, advertising and aircraft hangars.[12] The aerodrome reference code is 3C.[13] The aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting has a Category 4 certification.[14]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Namibia Katima Mulilo, Ondangwa, Rundu
Westair Aviation Cape Town, Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo, Oranjemund, Ondangwa, Walvis Bay, Windhoek-Hosea Kutako

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Bay Air Aviation Johannesburg-OR Tambo[15]
Westair Aviation Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Maputo[16]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 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.[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Namibia Airports Company: Airport Information Archived 2013-01-24 at WebCite
  2. ^ a b c d "Eros Airport". Namibia Airports Company, Ltd. Archived from the original on 2012-09-04.
  3. ^ http://www.airports.com.na/airports/eros-airport/15/
  4. ^ "Distance from Windhoek to Eros Airport". WikiMapia. Retrieved 18 Feb 2010.
  5. ^ * Bay Air
  6. ^ "Scenic Air". scenic-air.com. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  7. ^ www.omalaetiit.com, Omalaeti Technologies, Namibia,. "Namibia Airports Company -". www.airports.com.na. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  8. ^ "Wilderness Air". www.wilderness-air.com. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  9. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Westair Aviation outlines preliminary scheduled service from April 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  10. ^ Airport information for FYWE from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  11. ^ "Annotated aerial image showing secondary runway, marked 09/27". WikiMapia. Retrieved 18 Feb 2010.
  12. ^ www.omalaetiit.com, Omalaeti Technologies, Namibia,. "Namibia Airports Company -". www.airports.com.na. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  13. ^ www.omalaetiit.com, Omalaeti Technologies, Namibia,. "Namibia Airports Company -". www.airports.com.na. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  14. ^ www.omalaetiit.com, Omalaeti Technologies, Namibia,. "Namibia Airports Company -". www.airports.com.na. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  15. ^ http://www.bay-air.com/cargo/
  16. ^ http://www.westair.com.na/contract/cargo/
  17. ^ 2008 Crash see allAfrica Article

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