Bram Fischer International Airport is a key gateway to the Free State, a land-locked province. The airport was opened in November 1961 and the runways were completed before the terminal buildings so that the South African Airforce could make use of them. Previously called the Bloemfontein International Airport, the airport was renamed by President Jacob Zuma in December 2012.
At the heart of the economy in the region, Bram Fischer International Airport offers a world-class airport operation that caters for more than 300 000 passengers and 17 000 air traffic movements per annum. This international airport fulfils its role as an economic hub, ideally situated on the N8 Corridor, which links Bloemfontein, the industrial area of Botshabelo and Maseru in Lesotho.
Bram Fischer International Airport boasts a fully-fledged Busamed Hospital on site, and the airport hosts many hectares of land earmarked for economic development.
Bram Fischer International has been designated as an economic node and focal point for development on the corridor. The airport will continue to uphold Bram Fischer's name and legacy by facilitating growth and development in the Free State, and specifically Mangaung.