Our Airport

Welcome to the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport also referred to as KMI Airport located in Mbombela (Nelspruit) which is the gateway to the world’s most iconic game reserve, the Kruger National Park, its third largest canyon the Blyde River Canyon, ancient caves and many scenic & heritage attractions in close proximity.

Since commencing business operations in October 2002, KMI Airport has opened up the skies over Mbombela (Nelspruit) for over 2.8 Million passengers, affording new opportunities to the tourism and business industries of the province. KMI Airport serves an average of 260,000 passengers per annum and will breach the 3 Million passengers mark during 2016. This is an ICAO approved International Airport with a runway of 3.1km which can accommodate up to a Boeing 747 and Airbus series. The Airport also prides itself in being the holders of a Fire and Rescue Category 8 international aerodrome license, which was a first for the province.

The terminal building, constructed as an African theme all under thatch has a total floor space of 7350 square meters, making this the largest thatch constructed Airport in the world, a true aviation masterpiece to be seen. The unique aesthetics and decor of the building blend in with the surrounding bushveld, which has become a favourite landmark among passengers visiting the beautiful province of Mpumalanga, South Africa. The Airport is currently able to accommodate a passenger capacity of 600 000 per annum with significant expansion potential.

Upon your arrival, you are welcome to contact our information desk situated at the main entrance of the terminal building, our friendly team is here to accommodate and assist should you require any further assistance.

We welcome you to KMI Airport, your gateway to Africa.