|IATA: LAU – ICAO: HKLU
Placement on map is approximate
|Airport type||Public, Civilian|
|Owner||Government of Kenya|
|Operator||Kenya Airports Authority|
|Location||Manda Island, Lamu Archipelago, Kenya|
|Elevation AMSL||20 ft / 6 m|
Manda Airport, also called Lamu Airport is an airport in Kenya.
Its location is approximately 450 kilometres (280 mi), by air, southeast of Nairobi International Airport, the country's largest civilian airport. The geographic coordinates of this airport are:2° 14' 46.00"S, 40° 54' 36.00"E (Latitude:-2.246110; Longitude:40.910000).
Manda Airport is a small civilian airport on Manda Island, serving the Lamu Archipelago in Kenya. Situated at 6 metres (20 ft) above sea level, the airport has two runways. The first runway (16/34) is paved with asphalt and measures 3,293 feet (1,004 m) in length and 60 feet (18 m) in width. The second runway (08/26) is unpaved and is 3,054 feet (931 m) long and 46 feet (14 m) wide.
Airlines and destinations
|Airkenya Express||Malindi, Nairobi-Wilson|
|Fly540||Malindi, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta|
|Mombasa Air Safari||Malindi, Mombasa|
Accidents and incidents
On 14 October 2003 at about 9.00 am, local time, a Cessna 208 Caravan I owned ans operated by Airkenya Express, with one pilot and no passengers, took off from Wilson Airport in Nairobi, headed for Manda Airport in Lamu, approximately 450 kilometres (280 mi), by air, to the southeast. Soon after becoming airborne, the aircraft lost height, crash-landed in Nairobi National Park and overturned. The pilot was killed. Despite sustaining substantial damage, the aircraft was repaired and re-introduced into service.
- Location of Manda Airport At Google Maps
- Website of Kenya Airports Authority
- List of Airports In Kenya
- Airport information for HKLU at Great Circle Mapper.
- Kenya Airports Authority – Manda Airstrip
- Accident history for LAU at Aviation Safety Network
- Manda Island
- Lamu Archipelago
- Lamu District
- Coast Province
- Kenya Airports Authority
- Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
- List of airports in Kenya