Lilongwe International Airport

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Lilongwe International Airport
Kamuzu International Airport
FWKI Terminal.jpg
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
LLW is located in Malawi
Location in Malawi
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 3,540 11,614 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
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.


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.


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]


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]


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


  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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