Matsapha Airport

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Matsapha Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location Manzini, Swaziland
Elevation AMSL 2,075 ft / 632 m
Coordinates 26°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 Swaziland
Location of the airport in Swaziland
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,600 8,530 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Matsapha Airport (IATA: MTSICAO: FDMS) is an airport located near Manzini, a city in Manzini District of Swaziland.

Sikhuphe International Airport was planned to replace it by 2010, with Matsapha being taken over by the army.[3][4] Sikhuphe International Airport was completed early in 2014 and renamed King Mswati III International during the handover.[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]


  1. ^ a b Airport information for FDMS from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for MTS at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ Vilakati, Faith (14 September 2009). "Army to take over Matsapha Airport". The Swazi Observer. Retrieved 5 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Sikhuphe to receive the world early next year". Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Swaziland airport fails to lift off". Mail & Guardian. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 

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