Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (IATA: MQP, ICAO: FAKN) (Afrikaans: Kruger Mpumalanga Internasionale Lughawe) is located 27 kilometres (17 mi) north east of Mbombela in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Construction began in 2001, and it replaced the smaller Nelspruit Airport. It now serves travelers to Kruger National Park.
The airport terminal, although small, is roofed almost entirely by thatch, making it the largest thatched structure in Africa, covering approximately 7,350m2.
There are scheduled passenger flights to other South African cities as well as regional destinations. As of November 2022, German low-cost carrier Eurowings Discover commenced operations between its Frankfurt-hub and Kruger-Mpumalanga via Windhoek, Namibia. However, this route was terminated due to low demand by March 2023.
Airlines and destinations
|Airlink||Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo, Livingstone, Skukuza, Victoria Falls (begins 28 November 2023), Vilankulo (ends 5 January 2024)|
|Fastjet Zimbabwe||Victoria Falls|
|Federal Air||Phinda, Skukuza, Timbavati|
The Airport is equipped with a CAT 1 ILS on runway 05 with co-located DME. There is also a NDB and a recently installed DVOR.
|Kruger Tower||TWR/APP||119.2 MHz|
|Apron Services||Apron||122.65 MHz|