South African carrier Airlink has announced that all of the airline's flights to and from Swaziland will, from Tuesday 30 September 2014, operate at Sikhuphe/King Mswati III International Airport (IATA: SHO). Matsapha International Airport (IATA: MTS), which is located close to the city of Manzini in Swaziland, will close to all civilian flights including all regional and international air traffic on 29 September 2014. The Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority (SWACAA) will be providing a shuttle bus service for passengers wishing to travel between King Mswati III International Airport and Matsapha International Airport. Passengers already booked on Airlink's services to Matsapha International Airport will be re-accommodated on the SHO schedule. Airlink will operate three return flights daily between Johannesburg and King Mswati III International Airport.
King Mswati III International Airport, which was inaugurated on 07 March 2014 without having a license to operate from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), is located 70km from Mbabane. The airport incorporates a 7,000m² passenger terminal designed to handle and process 300 passengers per hour.