The Matsapha International Airport, which is located close to the city of Manzini in Swaziland, will close to all civilian flights including all regional and international air traffic on 29 September.
All Airlink flights between South Africa and Swaziland will, from 30 September, operate at Sikhuphe’s King Mswati the Third International Airport.
Car hire facilities for passenger use will be available from Avis and Europcar counters at the airport.
The Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority will provide a shuttle bus service for passengers wishing to travel between Sikhuphe and the Matsapha Airport near Manzini.
King Mswati the Third International Airport is located 70 kilometres from Mbabane, the capital city of Swaziland. The airport incorporates a 7,000m2 passenger terminal designed to handle and process 300 passengers per hour and has been planned to accommodate the projected future air passenger and cargo demands of the region. The terminal incorporates domestic and international passenger facilities, a VIP passenger lounge and air navigation services, together with all associated ground handling and airport operations equipment.
Airlink’s flight schedule will comprise of three return flights per day. There will be an early morning-late afternoon service for business passengers, with a mid-morning flight and mid-afternoon flight to cater for the needs of international and regional connecting passengers. Passengers already ticketed on Airlink’s services to Matsapa will be re-accommodated on the Sikhuphe schedule.