Katima Mulilo Airport, or Mpacha Airport, is a public airport that serves Katima Mulilo, the capital of the Zambezi Region in Namibia. It is located on the B8 road, about 18km (11 mi) southwest of the centre of Katima Mulilo. It has a single runway, designated 09/27 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,292m by 39m (7,520ft × 128ft). It is situated at an elevation of 3,144ft (958m) above mean sea level. The airport is served by a single airline, Air Namibia, the flag carrier of the country, which offers regular flights to and from Windhoek-Eros. It is also its focus city. The airport serves as the gateway to the tropical Caprivi Strip and is home to the African Big Five, a designated big five hunter game (African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and White/Black rhinoceros). It serves as a popular tourist attraction because of its wildlife parks and convenient location, nearby Victoria Falls and Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Services and Facilities
The airport is staffed with customs and immigration officers. There are food and beverage services available inside the lone airport terminal. For lost luggage within the airline, you should contact your airline’s help desk directly. If it’s lost inside the airport terminal, you can direct your concern to airport security. It has reliable fuel services, which gave rise to several refuelling stops for air traffic from South Africa en route to Central America. It also operates an air traffic control service and has basic fire lighting facilities. A NAMPOL Aviation Security unit is deployed for safety and security purposes. At present, the airport is not connected to the Namibian railway network. However, there are plans to build a railway connection by Namibia Airports Company.