Kiwayu Airport

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Kiwayu Airport
Airport typePublic, Civilian
OperatorKenya Airports Authority
ServesKiwayu, Lamu District, Coast Province, Kenya
Location Kenya
Elevation AMSL7 m / 23 ft
Coordinates01°57′38″S 041°17′51″E / 1.96056°S 41.29750°E / -1.96056; 41.29750Coordinates: 01°57′38″S 041°17′51″E / 1.96056°S 41.29750°E / -1.96056; 41.29750
KWY is located in Kenya
Location of the airport in Kenya
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 3,000 920 Unpaved

Kiwayu Airport (IATA: KWY) is an airport serving Kiwayu (also spelled Kiwayuu), a small island in the eastern part of the Lamu Archipelago off the coast of Kenya. The airstrip is located on the mainland, adjacent to the northern tip of Kiwayu Island. This location lies in Lamu District, Coast Province, on the western shores of the Indian Ocean.

Its location is approximately 451 kilometres (280 mi), by air, southeast of Nairobi International Airport, the country’s largest civilian airport.[1]


The airport is a small-sized airport that serves the island of Kiwayu and surrounding communities. Situated at 21 feet (6.4 m) above sea level,[2] the airport has a single unpaved runway 04-22 that measures 3,000 feet (910 m) long.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Safarilink Lamu, Nairobi-Wilson [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Distance between Jomo Kenyatta Airport Nairobi (Nairobi Area) and Lamu Island (Coast) (Kenya)". Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  2. ^ "Kiwayu Airport :: Private Jet ::". Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  3. ^ "Airports in Kenya". Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  4. ^ Safarilink Services Kiwayu Airport

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