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 international airport serving Lilongwe, the capital city 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]

Lilongwe apron, 2010
Kenya Airways and South African Airways planes ground handling at Lilongwe Airport


Airlines Destinations
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Kenya Airways Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta
Malawian Airlines Blantyre, Dar es Salaam, Harare, Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Lusaka, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta[4] Zanzibar[5]
Proflight Zambia Lusaka
South African Airways Johannesburg-OR Tambo
Ulendo Airlink Likoma Island, Mfuwe, Monkey Bay[6]


Airlines Destinations
Emirates SkyCargo Dubai-Al Maktoum,[7] Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta


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