Situated over the Khomas Mountains some forty-five (45) kms east of Windhoek, the Hosea Kutako International Airport is the flagship airport of the Land of the Brave, Namibia.
Originally opened in 1964 under the South African administration, the airport used to be named J.G. Strijdom Airport, after then Prime Minister of South Africa and it was renamed after Namibia’s first nationalist leader Hosea Kutako International Airport in 1990.
The airport handles 800 000 passengers and 14 940 aircraft movements in 2015. The scheduled airlines calling HKIA are: Air Namibia (Pty) Ltd, South African Airlines (Pty) Ltd, TAAG Angola, Airlink, Condor, South African Express (Pty) Ltd and British Airways (Comair). Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines that services routes to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Luanda, Doha, Addis Ababa, Frankfurt and Amsterdam amongst others in Africa and Europe. Facilities at HKIA includes retailers, ground-handlers, restaurants, lounges, which includes truly Namibian cuisines and souvenirs, bureau de exchange services, car rentals, parking(short and long-term) and tax refund facilities. Transport to and from the airport is available by means of airport shuttles.
Recent terminal building improvements has seen the expansion and refurbishment of modern duty free restaurant, public parking and VAT tax refund facilities.
As part of the company’s strategic plan, future projects are envisaged to develop and/or upgrade infrastructures and facilities in order to increase airport capacity and the variety and quality of service.
Hosea Kutako International Airport is set to develop a hotel as part of the main airport attraction. Expansion of the terminal building, in-flight kitchen, cargo facilities, and conference facilities are additional projects envisaged by the company as immediate and future prospects. There are also plans to construct a hotel facility at the Airport.