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The 22 largest airports and airlines in South Africa

Further information is provided on the 22 biggest airports in South Africa. At OR Tambo International Airport alone, 49 airlines operate and serve flights to and from 81 destinations.

Out of the five airlines of the country we have listed biggest 5. Airlink is leading here with a total of 19 flight destinations.

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The 22 biggest airports in South Africa

JNBOR Tambo International AirportJohannesburg4981
CPTCape Town International AirportCape Town1923
DURKing Shaka International AirportDurban613
GRJGeorge AirportGeorge33
HLALanseria AirportJohannesburg32
PLZPort Elizabeth AirportPort Elizabeth34
BFNBram Fischer International AirportBloemfontain23
ELSBen Schoeman AirportEast London24
KIMKimberley AirportKimberley12
MQPKruger Mpumalanga International AirportMpumalanga14
MGHMargate AirportMargate11
PHWHendrik Van Eck AirportPhalaborwa11
PZBPietermaritzburg AirportPietermaritzburg11
PTGPolokwane International AirportPolokwane11
RCBRichards Bay AirportRichards Bay11
UTNPierre Van Ryneveld AirportUpington12
UTTK. D. Matanzima AirportMthatha11
QRARand AirportJohannesburgn/an/a
AAMMalamala AirportMalamalan/an/a
MBDMmabatho International AirportMafekingn/an/a
PRYWonderboom AirportPretorian/an/a
HDSHoedspruit Air Force Base AirportHoedspruit12

Freight volume

In 2020, a total of 102.39 million ton-kilometers (= total mass transported in tons multiplied by kilometers traveled) of cargo was moved by air in South Africa.

The biggest airlines based in South Africa

The largest airline in the country with scheduled passenger traffic and in terms of fleet size is Airlink. It flies to 19 domestic and international airports. It currently has a fleet of 61 aircrafts. The main airlines for civil passenger traffic in South Africa are:

IATANameCallsignFleet sizeDestinations
SASouth African AirwaysSpringbok910

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