Pietermaritzburg Airport (IATA: PZB, ICAO: FAPM) is the primary airport serving the city of Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas, including the Midlands and the outer west suburbs of Durban. Pietermaritzburg Airport is the only airport in the greater Pietermaritzburg area that offers scheduled passenger services. In 2013 the terminal building and apron were upgraded.
The airport has Pilot Controlled night landing facilities. The lights are normally off and are switched on for a period of 15 minutes when Aircrew transmit 5 or 7 clicks in rapid succession on the communication frequency, depending on the intensity required (30% or 100%). Cloud break procedures are authorised onto runways 16 and 34, the procedures are fairly complicated due to the hilly terrain surrounding the airport.