Nelspruit Airport

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Nelspruit Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerMbombela Local Municipality
ServesMbombela, South Africa
Locationsouth west of Mbombela
Coordinates25°30′04″S 30°54′47″E / 25.50111°S 30.91306°E / -25.50111; 30.91306Coordinates: 25°30′04″S 30°54′47″E / 25.50111°S 30.91306°E / -25.50111; 30.91306
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Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 3,419 x 59 1,042 x 18 narrow paved strip

Nelspruit Airport, South Africa is located about 9 km (6 mi) south west of the city of Mbombela. It was the city's original and only airport serving the region until the opening of Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in 2001.[1] It is owned and operated by the municipality. As of 2018 it now serves mostly general aviation. There are over a hundred aircraft based at the airport. The majority of the aircraft are privately owned but there are several commercial aircraft based here as well. There are several Authorised Maintenance Organisations (AMO), fire fighting, charter & training companies based at the airport. The airport is limited in its potential operations by its runway length of 875 m (2870 ft). The topography of the area prohibits expansion.


  1. ^ "ABB begins construction of Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport - July 2001 - ABB South Africa - SA Instrumentation & Control". Retrieved 2018-08-24.