Lilongwe International Airport

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Lilongwe International Airport
Kamuzu International Airport
FWKI Terminal.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerDepartment of Civil Aviation
ServesLilongwe, Malawi
Hub forMalawi Airlines
Elevation AMSL4,035 ft / 1,230 m
Coordinates13°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
Map
LLW is located in Malawi
LLW
LLW
Location in Malawi
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 3,540 11,614 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Passengers296,190
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Kamuzu International Airport (IATA: LLW, ICAO: FWKI) is an international airport serving Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi. It is also known as Lilongwe International Airport.

History[edit]

The airport was built in 1977 by the Nello L. Teer Company,[3] taking over most airline operations from Old Lilongwe Airport (FWLE) some 6 km west of the city centre. Owned by Airport Developments Limited. Its ICAO code was originally FWLI.

Facilities[edit]

The airport is 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]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Kenya Airways Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Malawi Airlines Blantyre, Dar es Salaam, Harare, Johannesburg–OR Tambo, Lusaka, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta[4]
South African Airways Johannesburg–OR Tambo (suspended)
Ulendo Airlink Likoma Island, Mfuwe, Monkey Bay[5]

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Emirates SkyCargo Dubai–Al Maktoum,[6] Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Airport information for FWKI from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for LLW at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "Nello L. Teer Company - Image Gallery". Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Nairobi Flights will be available from 4 August 2021". Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  5. ^ 2015/2016 timetable, "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Emirates SkyCargo Freighter Operations get ready for DWC move". Emirates SkyCargo. 2 April 2014.

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