Matsapha Airport

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Matsapha Airport
The terminal in 2004
Airport type Public
Operator Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority (SWACAA)
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. It serves flights of the Swazi Government and mercy flights.[3]

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 Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority (SWACAA) required the airline to end flights to Matsapha on 29 September 2014 and switch to King Mswati III Airport the following day.[4]


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]

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  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. ^ "Matsapha Airport". Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Swaziland: Airlink Forced to Use King's Airport". 22 August 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2016.

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