Gateway Airports Authority Limited (GAAL) is a schedule 3D Limpopo Provincial Government public entity under the Budget of the Department of Transport Safety and Security Liaison which was formally known as Department of Roads and Transport. GAAL was established in March 1995 in terms of the Companies Act, 1973 (Act 61 of 1973) (Act 71 of 2008).It is GAAL's mandate to manage all non-private airports in Limpopo including Polokwane International Airport, in compliance with various legislative and administrative Acts such as the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) Act no 40 of 98.
The Limpopo province has approximately 56 airstrips and airports. These facilities need to be safe and secure and comply with the South African Civil Aviation legislation. To that end, the province registered a holding company: GATEWAY AIRPORT AUTHORITY (GAAL) - the entity that manages and develop Limpopo airports to the benefit of all communities in the province. The primary role of these facilities is to provide ease of access to our province for both our tourist and investors.
‘To lead growth of the aviation industry in Limpopo’
a) To operate and develop public airports within the province of Limpopo
b) To create and develop hub-and-spoke flight operations network in Limpopo to feed PIA
c) To develop PIA as the hub of SADC region and the north of South Africa
d) To collaborate with our key stakeholders to stimulate economic and social development for the people of Limpopo.