Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport

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Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport


KMI Airport
Entrada al Aeropuerto Internacional Kruger Mpumalanga en Nelspruit, Sudáfrica.JPG
Entrance to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
Airport typePublic
OperatorPrimkop Airport Management (Pty) Ltd.
ServesNelspruit, South Africa
Locationnorth east of Nelspruit
Hub forAirlink
Federal Air
Elevation AMSL2,829 ft / 862 m
Coordinates25°23′00″S 31°06′20″E / 25.38333°S 31.10556°E / -25.38333; 31.10556Coordinates: 25°23′00″S 31°06′20″E / 25.38333°S 31.10556°E / -25.38333; 31.10556
MQP is located in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
MQP is located in South Africa
MQP (South Africa)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 10,171 3,100 Asphalt

Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (IATA: MQP, ICAO: FAKN) is located 27km north east of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Construction began in 2001[1] and it replaced the smaller Nelspruit Airport. It now serves travelers to Kruger National Park. There are scheduled passenger flights to other South African cities as well as regional destinations.

The airport terminal, although small, is roofed almost entirely by thatch, making it the largest thatched structure in Africa, covering approximately 7,350m2.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinkCape Town, Durban, Johannesburg–OR Tambo, Livingstone, [2] Skukuza,[2] Vilankulo[3]
Federal AirPhinda, Skukuza, Timbavati

Aeronautical Information[edit]

The Airport is equipped with an CAT 1 ILS on runway 05 with co-located DME. There is also a NDB and a recently installed DVOR.

Radio Aid/ATC Type Frequency
PK NDB 405.0 kHz
PKV DVOR 112.5 MHz
Kruger Tower TWR/APP 119.2 MHz
Apron Services Apron 122.65 MHz

Traffic statistics[edit]

Annual passenger traffic[4]
Year Passengers % Change
2003 131,943 Steady
2004 139,573 Increase5.8%
2005 177,498 Increase27.2%
2006 215,390 Increase21.3%
2007 239,583 Increase11.2%
2008 247,573 Increase3.3%
2009 208,751 Decrease15.7%
2010 239,292 Increase14.6%
2011 263,222 Increase10.0%
2012 241,949 Decrease8.1%
2013 249,690 Increase3.2%
2014 253,595 Increase1.8%
2015 237,106 Decrease6.5%
2016 268,717 Increase13.3%
2017 278,455 Increase3.6%
2018 271,809 Decrease2.4%


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "ABB begins construction of Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport - July 2001 - ABB South Africa - SA Instrumentation & Control". Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "SA Airlink Adds New Domestic Routes from July 2015". Airline Route. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Airlink plans Nelspruit-Vilanculos service - South African Tourism Update". 3 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Air traffic Statistics". Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Retrieved 23 October 2013.

Airport information for FAKN at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.