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Nelspruit Airport Transfers and Pick-Ups

Transfers to Kruger National Park and surrounding areas Collections From: O.R.Tambo International Airport, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport or KMIA, Skukuza Airport, East Gate Airport (Hoedspruit)

A Look Back at Nelspruit Airport's History with E-Coaches

While Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) is the bustling hub for travelers in our region today, many might not know the story of Nelspruit Airport, the city's original aerial gateway. Let's take a trip back in time to uncover its role in the Lowveld's growth.

Airport Pickup

1How do I Find My Driver
Drivers will have a personalized meet and greet board waiting for you
2What Happens if My Flight is Delayed
Please stay in contact with our operations team. Full charge will be made if the driver has already departed. We need 1 hour notice prior to arrival to ensure no extra charges will take place

The Early Beginnings

  • Humble Origins: Before the era of large jetliners, Nelspruit Airport began as a much smaller airfield, serving the city's growing needs for connectivity.
  • Propellers and Pioneers: Small propeller-driven planes were the main occupants of its runways, ferrying passengers, cargo, and even mail across the region.
  • Vital Link: The airport played a crucial role in Nelspruit's development, boosting trade, tourism, and access to the beautiful Lowveld region.

Change was needed

  • A Need for Growth: As Nelspruit and the surrounding areas expanded, so did the demand for larger aircraft and the potential for international links.
  • The Birth of KMIA: The decision was made to construct Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, designed to meet the evolving needs of modern aviation. In 2001, KMIA opened, ushering in a new chapter in air travel for the region.
  • Nelspruit Airport's Shift: While KMIA assumed the primary role for commercial passenger flights, Nelspruit Airport refocused its operations.

Nelspruit Airport Today

  • A Home for Aviation: While smaller in scale, Nelspruit Airport remains a vibrant hub for:
    • Private aircraft and charter flights
    • Flight training schools
    • Aircraft maintenance operations
  • The Spirit of Flight Endures: The runways that once hosted the pioneers of Lowveld aviation still buzz with activity, keeping the passion for flight alive.

Connecting the Past and Present (For E-Coaches)

  • Transportation Legacy: Nelspruit Airport's story is an important part of the region's transport history, much like how E. Coaches has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of travelers.
  • Options for Every Traveler Whether flying in on a commercial jet to KMIA or chartering a smaller aircraft to Nelspruit Airport, E-Coaches is ready to connect visitors with their adventures in the Lowveld.