Walvis Bay Airport
About this NAC Airport
The airport is located some 15km east of the harbour town of Walvis Bay. Due to the on-going upgrading of the airport facilities at the airport, the runway has been reduced in length to 1,675 with the consideration of the safety margins. Nevertheless, the airport can still accommodate the aircrafts up to the performance and weights of B737-200 series. Once fully commissioned, the new expanded dimension of the runway will enable the airport to handle wide-bodied aircrafts within the new future.
These changes will elevate the status of the Walvis Bay airport as Namibia’s second international airport.
In this regard, the NAC intends to expand the terminal building to coincide with the projected growth in passenger numbers.
Apart from the expanded runway and taxiway, the on-going developments include a state of the art world class landing instrument that will enable movements even during overcast weather conditions. This makes Walvis Bay one of only few airports in Southern Africa to boast with such technology on the continent and more useful for an airport at the coast where overcast conditions often prevail.
Due to its strategic location, which forms part of Namibia’s Economic Processing Zone ( EPZ), the airport will be the major export hub of fish and other resources to the rest of Africa and Europe.
Passengers can also enjoy the scenic departure and view the beauty of our national heritage while taking off from Walvis Bay airport in the Namib Desert.
Runway Category : 3C
Runway Length : 1 675 m (2 134 m)
Runway Width : 30 m
Fire Fighting Category : 6
The NAC have contracted the following service providers for efficient supply of fuel to the airlines at Walvis Bay Airport: Jet A1 Fuel, AV Gas by Southern Energy Company (Pty) Ltd (SEC).
Facilities and operators:
- Airport rescue and fire fighting services
- One aircraft refuelling agent (Shell Aviation)
- Three ground handlers
- Restaurant / Kiosk
- Car rentals
- Gift shop
Recently completed capital projects at this airport include:
- New fire station and
- An ongoing upgrade of the terminal building
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