Eros Airport

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Eros Airport
Windhoek Eros Airport
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Namibia Airports Co.[1]
Serves Windhoek, Namibia
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 5,575 ft / 1,699 m
Coordinates 22°36′44″S 017°04′50″E / 22.61222°S 17.08056°E / -22.61222; 17.08056
ERS is located in Namibia
Location of airport in Namibia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,229 7,313 Asphalt
09/27 1,005 3,297 Asphalt
Sources: Namibia Airports Co.,[2] DAFIF[3][4]

Eros Airport or Windhoek Eros Airport (IATA: ERSICAO: FYWE) is an airport serving Windhoek,[2] the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia. It is located in the Khomas Region, about 5 km (3 mi) south of Windhoek's central business district and a secondary hub for Air Namibia.[2][5]


Eros is a busy hub of general aviation and one of the busiest airports in the SADC region. It is the host to commercial, private, and scheduled traffic ranging from high performance jet aircraft to Cessna 152 trainers. The majority of traffic comes from the general aviation charter market, consisting mainly of the Cessna 210 aircraft, which is the most commonly used aircraft for charter and fly-in safaris in Namibia. Scenic-Air operates a regular charter service from Eros Airport, using Cessna Centurion equipment.[6] The airport handles approximately 150 to 200 movements per day (around 50,000 per year). In 2004, the airport served 141,605 passengers.


In January 2008, a Cessna 210 crashed after take off killing the pilot and all 6 tourists on board. The accident was ruled to be caused by pilot error, according to the Directorate of Aircraft Accident Investigations.[7]


The airport resides at an elevation of 5,575 feet (1,699 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 01/19 is the primary runway measuring 2,229 by 30 metres (7,313 ft × 98 ft)[2] and 09/27 is the secondary runway measuring 1,005 m × 30 m (3,297 ft × 98 ft).[3][8]

Airline and destinations[edit]

Windhoek - Eros, August 2008
Airlines Destinations
Air Namibia Katima Mulilo, Ondangwa, Rundu


Airlines Destinations
Bay Air Aviation Johannesburg-OR Tambo[9]
Westair Aviation Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Maputo[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Namibia Airports Company: Airport Information Archived 2013-01-24 at WebCite
  2. ^ a b c d "Eros Airport". Namibia Airports Company, Ltd. Archived from the original on 2012-09-04. 
  3. ^ a b Airport information for FYWE from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  4. ^ Airport information for ERS at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  5. ^ "Distance from Windhoek to Eros Airport". WikiMapia. Retrieved 18 Feb 2010. 
  6. ^
  7. ^ 2008 Crash see allAfrica Article
  8. ^ "Annotated aerial image showing secondary runway, marked 09/27". WikiMapia. Retrieved 18 Feb 2010. 
  9. ^
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