Sir Seretse Khama International Airport is the main international airport near the capital city of Gaborone in the landlocked southern African country of Botswana. This public international airport was opened in the year 1984 with a good capacity to handle regional and international air-traffic which was sufficient to fulfill the requirements of this region. Situated at an elevation of 3,299 feet above mean sea level, this airport is at a driving distance of 25 kilometers to the north of the Gaborone city centre. Owned and operated by the Civil Government Authority of Botswana, the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, named so after the first president of Botswana, is having a single passenger terminal with all modern facilities as per international aviation norms including baggage re-claim area, check-in counters, customs, and immigration facilities.
Along with a concrete surfaced runway measuring 13,123 feet, this airport is catering to over 16,000 flight movements each year. The passenger service provisions at this airport which include a bank, currency exchange counters, a bar, restaurant, duty free shops and a comfortable waiting lounge conveniently serve over 500,000 domestic and international passengers per annum. Moreover, to keep-up with the increasing demands, the government of Botswana has initiated a massive US$61 million expansion project to further develop the facilities at this airport in order to accommodate an increase in traffic and larger aircrafts. Car rental services and private metered taxis are available outside the main airport terminal building for passengers wanting to get downtown. Most high-end hotels around Gaborone are also providing complimentary shuttle services from Sir Seretse Khama International Airport to respective hotel destinations for guests seeking comfortable accommodation options.