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Mthatha Airport (UTT), which was formerly known as Umtata Airport, is a medium sized airport that serves the town of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. This airport offers both scheduled as well as private charter jet flights.

The airport features one asphalt runway and one grass runway with basic facilities. The airport was handed over to the South African National Defence Force for border security operations in 2012 but has since been taken over by the ACSA (Airports Company of South Africa).

Mthatha Airport has since also been through a number of upgrades and is still being upgraded. Upgrades include a state-of-the-art terminal and expanded runway; other future upgrades include shopping facilities and restaurants nearby. There are currently daily flights in and out of the airport to Johannesburg by SA Airlink airlines. 

Airport Facilities

  • Daily Domestic Flights
  • Car Hire
  • Uncovered Parking for Short Stays
  • Shops and Restaurants Nearby


The airport has specified drop-off and pick-up areas and for those traveling with their own vehicles, ample parking is provided close to the Terminal.

Travelers are advised to arrive one and a half hours before the departure of flights.

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