Kenneth Kaunda International Airport

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Kenneth Kaunda
International Airport
Lusaka International Airport.jpg
IATA: LUNICAO: FLKK
LUN is located in Zambia
LUN
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Location of the airport in Zambia
Summary
Airport type Civilian and military
Operator National Airport Corporation Limited[1]
Serves Lusaka
Location Lusaka, Zambia
Hub for Proflight Zambia
Elevation AMSL 3,779 ft / 1,152 m
Coordinates 15°19′50″S 28°27′09″E / 15.33056°S 28.45250°E / -15.33056; 28.45250Coordinates: 15°19′50″S 28°27′09″E / 15.33056°S 28.45250°E / -15.33056; 28.45250
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 12,998 3,962 Asphalt
15/33 2,700 823 Grass
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 787,000
Sources: National Airport Corporation Limited (NACL)[2]

Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (IATA: LUNICAO: FLKK) is an international airport in Lusaka, Zambia, and was the hub of Zambian Airways. It was officially known as Lusaka International Airport before being renamed in 2011 in honour of Kenneth Kaunda, the nation's first president. The airport has a capacity of two million passengers per year.[2] The airport has a number of amenities and resources including a restaurant, bar, convenience store, domestic and international ATMs, and mobile telecom storefronts (to purchase local cell phones or SIM cards and credit for international phones).

Location[edit]

The airport is located off the Great East Road, approximately 14 kilometres (8.7 mi), by road, northeast of the central business district of Lusaka, the capital of Zambia and the largest city in that country.[3]

Transfer to the city[edit]

Taxis are the most common form of transport to and from the city, as distances are fairly short 15 to 20-minute ride to the city centre. Most major car hire companies are represented, however reservations should be made in advance to arrange for a pick-up, as most rental offices are in the city. There is also a mini-bus service that passes by the airport, but only serves a single route to the city centre via Great East Road.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Botswana Gaborone
Air Namibia Windhoek
Airlink Johannesburg-OR Tambo
Emirates Dubai-International, Harare
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Harare
Fastjet Dar es Salaam[4][5]
Kenya Airways Harare, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta
KLM Amsterdam (ends 28 October 2014)
Malawi Airlines Blantyre, Lilongwe[6]
Proflight Zambia Chipata, Jeki, Kasama, Kasanka, Lilongwe, Livingstone, Mansa, Mfuwe, Mongu, Ndola, Solwezi
South African Airways Johannesburg-OR Tambo
South African Express Durban
TAAG Angola Airlines Luanda

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