Kroonstad Airport (ICAO: FAKS) is an airport serving Kroonstad in the Free State province of South Africa.
== Facilities ==
The airport resides at an elevation of 4,700 feet (1,433 m) above mean sea level. It has one asphalt paved runway designated 07/25 which measures 1,775 by 14 metres (5,823 ft × 46 ft); it also has two grass runways: 12/30 is 1,200 by 30 metres (3,937 ft × 98 ft) and 03/21 is 900 by 30 metres (2,953 ft × 98 ft).
(Airport Infos by Wikipedia)
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