Chileka International Airport

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Chileka International Airport
2010-10-23 13-43-17 Malawi - Chileka.jpg
A Zambian Challenger 600 aircraft at the airport
IATA: BLZICAO: FWCL
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government
Operator Government
Serves Blantyre, Malawi
Location Nymabala, Chileka
Elevation AMSL 2,555 ft / 779 m
Coordinates 15°40′44″S 034°58′26″E / 15.67889°S 34.97389°E / -15.67889; 34.97389Coordinates: 15°40′44″S 034°58′26″E / 15.67889°S 34.97389°E / -15.67889; 34.97389
Map
BLZ is located in Malawi
BLZ
BLZ
Location within Malawi
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,325 7,628 Asphalt
15/33 1,372 4,501 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Chileka International Airport (IATA: BLZICAO: FWCL) is an airport located nine miles (16 km) from Blantyre, the second largest city in the Republic of Malawi and the commercial city of Malawi's Southern Region.

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 2,555 feet (779 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 10/28 measures 2,325 by 30 metres (7,628 ft × 98 ft) and 15/33 measures 1,372 m × 30 m (4,501 ft × 98 ft).[1] The airport underwent some major improvements to the terminals, extension of the runways have been suspended due to lack of space & funds.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Kenya Airways Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta
Malawian Airlines Beira, Harare, Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Lilongwe, Lusaka, Maputo, Nampula,[3] Tete [4]
South African Airways Johannesburg-OR Tambo

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Airport information for FWCL from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for BLZ at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ Malawian Airlines begin serive to Nampula
  4. ^ Malawi Airlines begin operations from January 2014.

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