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Domestic flights in South Africa

South Africa offers travelers a choice of various different airports, 3 of which caters for international flights.

The IATA South Africa airport codes are used by airlines to identify airports and are also used in timetables, baggage tags, tickets, and Airline and Global Reservation Systems.

OR Thambo International

Airport Code: JNB

OR Thambo International Airport (ORTIA) is located in Johannesburg, and is the air transport hub of South Africa. OR Thambo caters for more than 17 million passengers each year.

Cape Town International

Airport Code: CPT

Cape Town International Airport is the third largest airport in Africa and the second largest in South Africa. Located in Cape Town, it is part of Africa's premier tourist and VIP destinations.


Airport Code: BFN

Bloemfontein Airport caters for more than 350 000 tourists and also handles a substantial volume of cargo.


Airport Code: NTY

Pilanesberg Internal Airport is a gateway to game reserves, world-class championship golf courses, and just outside Africa's premier luxury resort, Sun City.

Port Elizabeth

Airport Code: PLZ

Port Elizabeth Airport is affectionately known as the "ten minute airport", and is situated within five minutes drive from the central business district of Port Elizabeth and the beach front.


Airport Code: UTN

Smaller than most, Upington Airport delivers services to aviation that are unmatched anywhere else in Africa.

East London

Airport Code: ELS

East London Airport welcomes more than 346 000 travelers each year.


Airport Code: GRJ

Ideally situated in the heart of the Western Cape Garden Route, providing gateway access to some of the most beautiful places in the Western Cape.


Airport Code: KIM

Kimberley airport lies at the heart of the Northern Cape, a town most famous for the "Big Hole", a landmark created by the early diamond miners.

King Shaka International (Durban)

Airport Code: DUR

The brand new, state of the Art King Shaka International Airport is the third largest airport in South Africa. It has replaced the decommissioned Durban International Airport on 30 April 2010.

Kruger Mpumalanga (KMIA) (Nelspruit)

Airport Code: MQP

The Kruger Mpumalanga airport has recently undergone extensive upgrades, and offers travelers easy access to the Transfrontier Park, which incorporates the Kruger National Park and the wildlife areas in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, and also many Lowveld destinations.


Airport Code: HLA

Lanseria is a privately owned airport situated in the north west of Johannesburg, and close to Sandton.


Airport Code: MGH

Margate Airport is the gateway to the subtropical Hibiscus Coast and well situated to serve Margate and other coastal resort town of this region.

Other Airports and airport codes

Airport Code
Hoedspruit Airport
Mmabatho Airport / Mafikeng International Airport
Pietersburg (Polokwane)
Richards Bay
Walvis Bay