The 22 largest airports and airlines in South AfricaFurther 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
|JNB||OR Tambo International Airport||Johannesburg||49||81|
|CPT||Cape Town International Airport||Cape Town||19||23|
|DUR||King Shaka International Airport||Durban||6||13|
|PLZ||Port Elizabeth Airport||Port Elizabeth||3||4|
|BFN||Bram Fischer International Airport||Bloemfontain||2||3|
|ELS||Ben Schoeman Airport||East London||2||4|
|MQP||Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport||Mpumalanga||1||4|
|PHW||Hendrik Van Eck Airport||Phalaborwa||1||1|
|PTG||Polokwane International Airport||Polokwane||1||1|
|RCB||Richards Bay Airport||Richards Bay||1||1|
|UTN||Pierre Van Ryneveld Airport||Upington||1||2|
|UTT||K. D. Matanzima Airport||Mthatha||1||1|
|MBD||Mmabatho International Airport||Mafeking||n/a||n/a|
|HDS||Hoedspruit Air Force Base Airport||Hoedspruit||1||2|
Freight volumeIn 2021, a total of 15.13 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 AfricaThe 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:
|SA||South African Airways||Springbok||9||10|