Bloemfontein Airport

SA Blog’s handy guide to Bloemfontein Airport.

Vital information:



  • Airport code: BFN
  • Street Map: Click here (then zoom out)
  • Floor plan: None available, nor needed
  • General info: +27 (0) 51 407 2240
  • Flight info via telephone: +27 (0) 86 727 7888
  • Flight info via SMS/text: Send flight number to 35007.
  • Hired/Rented cars: Inside the airport (I think).
  • Wifi? No
  • Former & alternate names: JBM Herzog, Lughawe (Afrikaans for “Airport”).
  • Free carts? Yes
  • Porters? Available
  • Porter tip? R5 per bag.
  • Curbside drop-off/pick-up allowed? Yes
  • Parking? No info available, tell me different, or remind me to check again
  • Disabled-friendly? Moderately

Bloemfontein Airport is traditionally a home-away-from-home for intrepid business travellers with affairs in the Free State – as evidenced by the fact that only the country’s most expensive carrier, SAA, flies there. If you’re not such a traveller, but find yourself en route to Bloem anyway, fear not. The airport’s as simple as it seems (unlike most other simple-seeming things).

GRJ Domestic Airlines: