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Private and Charter Flights

As the number of daily flights into and out of Skukuza airport will be limited and strictly controlled, all charter and private flight operations at Skukuza will require prior authorisation from the Skukuza Airport Management Company, This will not be granted without prior indemnification and written undertaking by the operator to comply with the applicable operational procedures and standards which are in force for safety and environmental considerations.

With the change in status of the Skukuza airport to a Category 5 class 2 airport, there is a strict requirement to protect the sterility of the facility. Furthermore the airport will remain within the ‘Private and Unmanned’ classification and as such all flights looking to access the airport will require pre‐approval and authority, this is in line with the current policy as applied by SANParks and the Kruger National Park Director. A strict policy of penalties will be applied to any non‐compliant operators. All passengers and crews, as well as baggage, which are handled on the Skukuza airport apron will be required to conform with the strict security measures which will be enforced by the airport in line with CAA regulations.

In the case of private flights, whilst drop‐off on arrival and pick‐up on departure of passengers and their bags will be facilitated on the airport apron or taxi loop, all aircraft parking will be required to take place at the ‘bunker area’. Transport to and from this area will be facilitated by the airport subject to prior arrangement and confirmation as a part of the landing pre‐approval authorisation process. Private vehicles will for security reasons not be allowed access to the airside areas at the ‘bunker’.

Where Skukuza airport is being used as a staging point to transfer passengers between aircraft this will also be required to take place at the ‘bunker area’. The airport apron is small and with the presence of large scheduled airliner operations and lodge shuttle aircraft, it will be impractical to accommodate other aircraft on the apron. An airport ground operations radio frequency will be available to crews on which to confirm aircraft parking and movement details

Briefing Operational Notice

To all pilots;

  • a) The following notice contains operational procedures when operating into and out of Skukuza airport.
  • b) Please familiarise yourself with the instructions contained in this briefing.
  • c) Action will be taken against any pilot who does not comply with the instructions in this briefing.

Permission and Indemnification Skukuza Airport

The number of daily flights permitted into and out of Skukuza Airport are, due to environmental considerations, limited and will be strictly controlled by the Skukuza Airport Management Company (Pty) Limited on behalf of SANParks and the Kruger National Park Director.

Airlink Schedule

Routing Flight# Depart Arrive Mon-Sun
Cape Town to Skukuza 4Z651 10:35 13:05 Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays
Johannesburg to Skukuza 4Z861 10:00 11:00 Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays
Johannesburg to Skukuza 4Z865 13:10 14:20 Daily flights
Skukuza to Cape Town 4Z652 11:40 14:25 Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays
Skukuza to Johannesburg 4Z862 13:30 14:35 Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays
Skukuza to Johannesburg 4Z866 14:40 16:05 Daily flights