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Richards Bay Airport, situated in the KwaZulu-Natal town of Richards Bay, is a public category domestic airport, and the town itself is described as the gateway to Zululand. Richards Bay Airport has about 100,000 scheduled arrivals per year, with flights between Richards Bay and Johannesburg.
Richards Bay Airport (IATA code: RCB) is managed by Indiza Airport Management. Flights to Richards Bay Airport are primarily provided by the domestic airline, South African Airways. The airport is a 20-minute drive from the city centre of Richards Bay.
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Richards Bay Airport was established in 1975. It is home to Alto Aero Engineering, one of the only Aviation Maintenance Companies in the Northern Natal Province. Flights to and from Richards Bay Airport are currently only provided by South African Express Airways. Richards Bay is situated approximately 5 km from the Indian Ocean. Operations at the airport include recreational flying, flying training, aviation fuel sales, corporate and charter operations, and air cargo. Richards Bay Airport caters to around 60,000 travellers a year.
A few restaurants and coffee shops are located within the airport. Shopping centres, banks and a post office are located just a few kilometres from the airport.
Car rental companies at Richards Bay Airport include Avis, Hertz, Europcar and Bidvest. Taxi services on available on call.
The airport has a First Aid centre, while clinics and hospitals can be found in the city centre.
Richards Bay Airport is home to a flight school, aviation maintenance centre and aircraft charters.
There are currently no lounges available at Richards Bay Airport.
Road Lodge Richards Bay
This 2-star lodge is ideal for both business and leisure stopovers. It is an 8-minute drive from Richards Bay Airport. Amenities include Wi-Fi, parking and air-conditioning.
This majestic 3-star lodge is tucked away on the beach, in the dreamy and lush greenbelt zone of Richards Bay. It is a 13-minute drive from Richards Bay Airport. Amenities include a restaurant, a pool, pool tables, viewing decks and Wi-Fi.
Premier Hotel The Richards (Richards Bay)
With the reputation of being one of the best hotels in Richards Bay, you are sure to receive superb hospitality at this 4-star hotel. It is a 13-minute drive from Richards Bay Airport. Amenities include conference rooms, a spa and a restaurant.
Richards Bay Airport does not have Foreign Exchange outlets, but travellers can purchase foreign currency at FX Africa Foreign Exchange and Bidvest Bank in the city centre.
Travellers can purchase foreign exchange 60 days before departure. The following documents are required for ordering and collecting foreign exchange:
• A valid passport
• Proof of travel arrangements – flight tickets and accommodation
• Original ID document or temporary resident permit
• Proof of residential address (utility bill or bank statement less than 3 months old)
There are various parking options at Richards Bay Airport, such as curbside drop-off, short-term and long-term parking. You are sure to find affordable parking at the airport. Holiday parking is also available at enclosed car parks. Alternatively, you can save yourself added stress and hassles by reserving a parking spot online, with no hidden costs.
Richards Bay physical address: 30 Fish Eagle Flight, Birdswood, Richards Bay, 3900
Richards Bay Airport is approximately 5km north from the city centre of Richards Bay. Shuttle services, Uber, car hire, and metered taxis are available to transport you from the airport to your destination. Taxi are available outside the Arrivals Hall.
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