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Matsapha Airport



Matsapha Airport
IATA: MTS – ICAO: FDMS
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location Manzini, Swaziland
Elevation AMSL 2,075 ft / 632 m
Coordinates 26°31′44″S 031°18′27″E / 26.52889°S 31.3075°E / -26.52889; 31.3075
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,600 8,530 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF

Matsapha Airport (IATA: MTS, ICAO: FDMS) is an airport located near Manzini, a city in Manzini District of Swaziland.

In 2011 it will be replaced by Sikhuphe International Airport and will be taken over by the army. The handover had been expected in 2010 but construction of the new airport has been delayed.

Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of 2,075 feet (632 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 07/25 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,600 by 45 metres (8,530 × 148 ft).

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Airlink Johannesburg
Swaziland Airlink Johannesburg


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General Info
Country Swaziland
ICAO ID FDMS
Time UTC+2
Latitude -26.529022
26° 31' 44.48" S
Longitude 31.307519
031° 18' 27.07" E
Elevation 2075 feet
632 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 019° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Near City Manzini
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry


Communications
TWR
Opr 0500-1830Z.
124.9
GND
Opr 0500-1830Z.
121.7
APP
Opr 0500-1830Z.
124.9


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
07/25 8530 x 148 feet
2600 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 071FCWT NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME VMS MATSAPHA 070X 112.3 1.3 NM 238.7
NDB MS MATSAPHA - 262.5 1.9 NM 250.6


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)


Remarks
CAUTION Blasting 3 NM W of afld creates haz to 3000' AGL.
FUEL Avbl 0500-1830Z. (NC-100LL, A1)
OPR HOURS Opr 0600-1445Z Mon-Fri.



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