Chileka International Airport

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Chileka International Airport
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The passenger terminal at Chileka
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment
OperatorGovernment
ServesBlantyre, Malawi
LocationNyambala, Chileka
Elevation AMSL2,555 ft / 779 m
Coordinates15°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: BLZ, ICAO: FWCL) is an airport located 16 km (9 nmi; 10 mi) from Blantyre, the second largest city in the Republic of Malawi and the commercial Capital 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]

AirlinesDestinations
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa [3]
Kenya Airways Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Malawian Airlines Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg–OR Tambo, Lilongwe
South African Airways Johannesburg–OR Tambo

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