The Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, located in Mbombela (Nelspruit) is the gateway to the world’s most iconic game reserve, the Kruger National Park, its third largest canyon the Blyde River Canyon, ancient caves and many scenic & heritage attractions in close proximity.
Since commencing business operations in October 2002, KMI Airport has opened up the skies over Mbombela (Nelspruit) for over 2.8 Million passengers, affording new opportunities to the tourism and business industries of the province. KMI Airport serves an average of 260,000 passengers per annum and is set to breach the 3 Million passengers mark during 2016.
The terminal building, constructed as an African theme all under thatch has a total floor space of 7350 square meters, making this the largest thatch constructed Airport in the world, a true aviation masterpiece to be seen. The unique aesthetics and decor of the building blend in with the surrounding bushveld, which has become a favourite landmark among passengers visiting the beautiful province of Mpumalanga, South Africa.