Lindi Airport

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Lindi Airport
Uwanja wa Ndege wa Lindi  (Swahili)
Kikwetu Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Tanzania
Operator Tanzania Airports Authority
Serves Lindi
Location Lindi Region, Tanzania
Elevation AMSL 100 ft / 30 m
Coordinates 09°51′01″S 39°45′41″E / 9.85028°S 39.76139°E / -9.85028; 39.76139Coordinates: 09°51′01″S 39°45′41″E / 9.85028°S 39.76139°E / -9.85028; 39.76139
LDI is located in Tanzania
Location of airport in Tanzania
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 1,748 5,735 GRE
03/21 1,613 5,292 GRE
10/28 1,364 4,475 GRE

Lindi Airport (IATA: LDIICAO: HTLI) is an airport serving Lindi, the capital of the Lindi Region of Tanzania. It is also known as Kikwetu Airport.[1][2]


The airport is located approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi), northeast of the town of Lindi.[3] This is about 400 kilometres (249 mi), by road and about 337 kilometres (209 mi), by air, south-east of Julius Nyerere International Airport, the largest airport in Tanzania.[4] The coordinates of Lindi Airport (Kikwetu Airport) are: 09°51'01.0"S, 39°45'41.0"E (Latitude:-9.850282; Longitude:39.761381).[5]


Lindi Airport is owned by the Government of Tanzania and is administered by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority.[6] In September 2016, the government of Tanzania announced plans to expand and upgrade the airport at an estimated cost of US$125 million. The government is actively seeking funding for this purpose.[7]

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  1. ^ Google (13 September 2016). "Map of Lindi Airport (Kikwetu Airport)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  2. ^ TCAA (13 September 2016). "List of Aerodromes In Tanzania" (PDF). Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA). Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  3. ^ (13 September 2016). "Distance between Town Health Center, Amani Street, Lindi, Lindi Region, Tanzania and Kikwetu Airport, Lindi, Lindi Region, Tanzania". Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  4. ^ (13 August 2016). "Distance between Julius Nyerere International Airport, Julius K. Nyerere Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Kikwetu Airport, Lindi, Lindi Region, Tanzania". Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Google (13 September 2016). "Location of Lindi Airport (Kikwetu Airport), Lindi Region, Tanzania" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  6. ^ CAPA (13 September 2016). "CAPA Centre for Aviation: Lindi Airport". Centre for Aviation (CAPA). Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Kabona, Esiara (12 September 2016). "Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania target private investments worth $10 billion". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 

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