Mthatha Airport serves the charming Town of Mthatha (affectionately known as Madiba Country) in the Eastern Cape Province. It is the Hometown of many great African leaders, including Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu!
The Airport was previously known as K. D. Matanzima Airport and is one of the main Airports in the Eastern Cape. Mthatha Airport was used by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) for border security operations, before being handed over to Airports Company South Africa (ACSA).
The Airport has undergone a number of upgrades in recent Years, including an expanded Runway, state-of-the-art Terminal Building, rental car Facilities, refueling Station, security fence, and Roadways. Mthatha Airport does not have any lounges or facilities! The Airport was handed over to the South African National Defence Force for border security operations in 2012 but has since been taken over by ACSA. The Airport serves Domestic departures and arrivals within South Africa. It also offers connecting flights to the major Airports for International departures. The Airport is situated 25 minutes from the Town centre of Mthatha.
SA Express and SA Airlink have temporarily suspended all flights to and from Mthatha Airport due to the airport's downgrade.