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Maun International Airport

Maun Airport (IATA: MUB, ICAO: FBMN) is an international airport serving the town of Maun in the North-West District of Botswana. It is on the north side of the town and is accessible by shuttle bus or taxi.

Maun Airport serves as the main gateway to the Okavango Delta and the Moremi Game Reserve. Many tour operators offer chartered flights over the Delta and to Botswana destinations such as the Makgadikgadi Pans, one of the largest seasonal wetlands in Africa. There are also daily scheduled flights to destinations in Botswana and South Africa.

Wilderness Air operates regular charter flights from its Windhoek-Eros-hub, Namibia to Maun.

The Maun VOR-DME (Ident: MNV) is located 1.66 nautical miles (3.07 km) off the approach threshold of Runway 08, south of centerline. The Maun non-directional beacon (Ident: MN) is located on the field.

Maun International Airport
Maun Airport.jpg
  • IATA: MUB
  • ICAO: FBMN
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana
Serves Maun, Botswana
Elevation AMSL 3,093 ft / 943 m
Coordinates 19°58′21″S
23°25′50″E
Website caab.co.bw
Map
MUB is located in Botswana

MUB
Location of the airport in Botswana
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
8/26 3,700 12,139 Asphalt

Early history 1925-1939

The aircraft were awaited as they brought news of the outside world, mail, medicines, foodstuffs, and above all, new people to a community hundreds of kilometres from the nearest big town.

The first planes to land here were before World War II – in the 1930s, just a mere 30 or so years after the Wright brothers made their historic first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

The landing strip was then what is today Maun’s main street, the strip later being moved away from the town centre to the present site of the airport.

The earliest known flights over the Okavango took place in July 1925, and were part of a survey of rivers in the region, using aircraft based in Livingstone. Two Airco D.H. 9 type, numbers 142 and 144 of the then Union Defense Force of South Africa, were used, piloted by Capt. C.W. Meredith and Lieut. L. Tasker. They routed to Livingstone from Johannesburg via Bulawayo.

Airlink commenced direct flights between Cape Town and Maun since March 2016.

In October 2016, Air Namibia suspended scheduled flights to Maun airport.

In May 2018 government officials confirmed their commitment to refurbish and upgrade the existing airport building.

Maun International Airport

Maun International Airport

Maun International Airport

Maun International Airport

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Botswana Gaborone, Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Kasane, Victoria Falls
Airlink Cape Town, Johannesburg-OR Tambo

Accidents

In March 2000 a Cessna 414 crashed on its way from Gaborone to Maun. The pilot and a passenger walked for over 200 kilometres (120 mi) to find help.



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General Info
Country Botswana
ICAO ID FBMN
Time UTC+2
Latitude -19.972564
19° 58' 21.23" S
Longitude 23.431086
023° 25' 51.91" E
Elevation 3093 feet
943 meters
Magnetic Variation 010° W (06/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry


Communications
TWR 118.7
GND 121.9
APP 126.0
AFIS
Opr 1600-0500Z.
118.7


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
08/26 6562 x 98 feet
2000 x 30 meters
ASPHALT 018FBXT NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME MNV MAUN 074X 112.7 2.6 NM 075.9
NDB MN MAUN - 350 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

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


Remarks
CAUTION Bird haz.
CSTMS/AG/IMG CSTMS/IMG avbl 0430-1800Z
FUEL Avbl 0600-1500Z. (NC-100LL, A1)
OPR HOURS Opr 0430-1800Z.



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