King Mswati III International Airport (KMIII) is the strategic gateway to Eswatini and Southern Africa for tourism, business and leisure. The airport is strategically located in Sikhuphe, 50km from the country’s largest city Manzini. The airport site covers an area of approximately 3 591 hectares in size.
KMIII International Airport has the capacity to accommodate large aircraft and long haul flight operations, and is designed for operations involving two Code E aircraft (Boeing 747, Boeing 777-300 and Airbus 340) and three Code C aircraft (ERJ135). The airport has a single runway, designation 02-20. The runway has an asphalt surface and a paved length of 3,580m and width of 45m. The single runway system can accommodate as many as 50 aircraft movements per hour.
The Terminal Building
The terminal building is a state of the art multi-story building with a gross space of 6,500m2. The building has been constructed to accommodate 300 peak hour passengers. The terminal space caters for arrivals, departures, baggage areas, offices, retail areas and control rooms. Other commercial and supporting facilities in the terminal building include car rentals, coffee shop and commercial banks. The forecourt has been designed to accommodate six coaches, 12 taxis and a car park for 200 cars. The vehicle parking area is sited 30m from the face of the terminal building.