Nelspruit's Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, also known as KMIA / Kruger Airport / Nelspruit Airport, is the best looking airport in South Africa - with a thatched roof, dark stone floors and most of all the intimate feeling of a smaller airport. The international and domestic departures are right next to each other, and the airlines each have a check-in desk right next to each other. The airport is privately owned and operated by Primkop Airport Management (Pty) Ltd.
On the 29th May 2011 we flew BA from Nelspruit to Joburg. Happily, there was very little to write up about. Our pilot, Lyndsay, did a fine job, and we enjoyed British Airways comfy spatious seats.
Airlines operating from Nelspruit Airport are:
Airlink (firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 013 750 2531/2/3/4)
British Airways (operated by Comair, phone 013 750 0131 or 013 750 0196 for lost property)
You can fly from Nelspruit's Kruger Airport to Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town or Victoria Falls.
Enterprises at the airport include the South African National Parks, info centre, ABSA ATM, cake & coffee shop, Wimpy (go sit at the end of the Wimpy store to see the best views of planes coming into to land and take off), coffee and smokers bar, bag wrap facilities, forex, Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency, Bateleur Air Charter and a curio shop.
Oliver’s Restaurant & Lodge
White River Country Club
Pine Lake Hotel & Golf Course
Cybele Forest Lodge & Spa
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge & Spa
Jatinga Country Lodge
Khweti Lodge & Santuary
The Bourkes Luck Potholes
The Blyde River Canyon
Kruger Airport commenced business operations in October 2002.