|Walvis Bay Airport
|299 FT / 91 m
The airport is located some 15km east of the harbour town of Walvis Bay. Due to the ongoing 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. The new expanded dimension of the runway will enable the airport
to handle wide-bodied aircrafts from the middle of 2008.
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 development include a state of the art world class landing instrument that will enable movements even during overcast
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.
Facilities and operators
• Airport Rescue and Fire fighting services
• One Aircraft refueling agent (Shell Aviation)
• Three ground handlers.
• Restaurant Kiosk
• Car rentals
• Gift shop