Lilongwe International Airport

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Lilongwe International Airport
Kamuzu International Airport
2005-07-12 Lilongwe International Airport, Malawi.jpg
Lilongwe International Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Department of Civil Aviation
Serves Lilongwe, Malawi
Hub for Malawian Airlines
Elevation AMSL 4,035 ft / 1,230 m
Coordinates 13°47′21″S 033°46′51″E / 13.78917°S 33.78083°E / -13.78917; 33.78083Coordinates: 13°47′21″S 033°46′51″E / 13.78917°S 33.78083°E / -13.78917; 33.78083
LLW is located in Malawi
Location in Malawi
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 3,540 11,614 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Passengers 296,190
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Lilongwe International Airport (IATA: LLWICAO: FWKI) is an airport serving Lilongwe, the capital city of the Republic of Malawi. It is also known as Kamuzu International Airport.


The airport was built in 1977 by the Nello L. Teer Company,[3] taking over most airliner operations from Old Lilongwe Airport (FWLE) some 6 km west of the city centre.


The airport resides at an elevation of 4,035 feet (1,230 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 14/32 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,540 by 45 metres (11,614 ft × 148 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Kenya Airways Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta[4]
Malawian Airlines Beira, Blantyre, Dar es Salaam, Harare, Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Lusaka, Maputo, Nampula,[5] Tete[6]
Proflight Zambia Lusaka[7]
South African Airways Johannesburg-OR Tambo
Ulendo Airlink Club Makokola, Likoma Island, Liwonde/Mvuu, Mfuwe, Monkey Bay, Mzulu , Nhkotakota/Tongole, Nyika/Chelinda[8]

Cargo Airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Emirates SkyCargo Dubai[9]


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