Bloemfontein Airport has a very limited international capacity and has in the past tended to handle local traffic from Johannesburg and Cape Town. It has been upgraded for the 2010 Fifa World Cup Tournament, which is a boon for South Africa as well as for Bloemfontein itself.
This is the third largest major airport in South Africa and is the main hub for air traffic into and out of the Free State which is a land locked province. It is situated 8km east of the city on the Thaba Nchu Road. A annual passenger load of 400 000, mainly business visitors, pass through the airport utilizing 25 000 flights.
The airport has two runways.
All the main car hire companies are represented in and around the main concourse, and a combination of busses, airport shuttle and metered taxis are available to transport passengers to the city various local hotel. Most hotels and lodges offer an airport pick facility.
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South Africa is a high crime region, so extra care is advisable at all times. This is particularly true when choosing taxi operators and busses, and it makes sense to always check that your carrier is a listed, reliable and registered operator, which can be confirmed at any of the many information centres.