Matsapha Airport

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Matsapha Airport
The terminal in 2004
Airport typePublic
OperatorEswatini Civil Aviation Authority (ESWACAA)
LocationManzini, Eswatini
Elevation AMSL2,075 ft / 632 m
Coordinates26°31′44″S 031°18′27″E / 26.52889°S 31.30750°E / -26.52889; 31.30750Coordinates: 26°31′44″S 031°18′27″E / 26.52889°S 31.30750°E / -26.52889; 31.30750
MTS is located in Eswatini
Location of the airport in Eswatini
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,600 8,530 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1] GCM[2] Google Maps[3]

Matsapha Airport (IATA: MTS, ICAO: FDMS) is an airport located near Manzini, a city in Manzini District of Eswatini. It serves flights of the Eswatini Government and mercy flights.[4]

Although a new airport for Manzini, King Mswati III International Airport, was inaugurated in March 2014, Airlink chose to continue flying to Mastapha. However, the Eswatini Civil Aviation Authority (ESWACAA) required the airline to end flights to Matsapha on 29 September 2014 and switch to King Mswati III Airport the following day.[5]


The airport is at an elevation of 2,075 feet (632 m) above mean sea level, the runway elevation is 2,075 feet (632 m). It has one runway designated 07/25 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,600 by 45 metres (8,530 ft × 148 ft).[1]

The Matsapha non-directional beacon (Ident: MS) is located off the approach threshold of Runway 25. The Matsapha VOR-DME (Ident: VMS) is located on the field.[6][7]

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  1. ^ a b Airport information for FDMS from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for Matsapha Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ "Matsapha Airport". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Matsapha Airport". Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Eswatini: Airlink Forced to Use King's Airport". 22 August 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Matsapha VOR-DME (VMS) @ OurAirports". Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  7. ^ "SkyVector: Flight Planning / Aeronautical Charts". Retrieved 26 August 2018.

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