Lokichogio Airport

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Lokichogio Airport
Lokichogio Airport Potters-1.jpg
Lokichogio Airport runway
Summary
Airport type Public, Civilian
Owner Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
Serves Lokichogio, Kenya
Location Lokichogio,  Kenya
Elevation AMSL 2,116 ft / 645 m
Coordinates 04°12′18″N 034°20′42″E / 4.20500°N 34.34500°E / 4.20500; 34.34500Coordinates: 04°12′18″N 034°20′42″E / 4.20500°N 34.34500°E / 4.20500; 34.34500
Map
LKG is located in Kenya
LKG
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Location of Lokichogio Airport in Kenya
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 6,194 1,888 Asphalt
Antonov An-32 at Lokichogio airport

Lokichogio Airport is an airport in Lokichogio, Kenya.

Location[edit]

Lokichogio Airport (IATA: LKGICAO: HKLK) is located in Turkana County,in the town of Lokichogio, in the northwestern corner of the Republic of Kenya, close to the International borders with South Sudan and Uganda. Its location is approximately 678 kilometres (421 mi), by air, northwest of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the country’s largest civilian airport.[1]

Overview[edit]

Lokichogio Airport is a civilian airport that serves the town of Lokichogio and surrounding communities. The airport is home to one of the world's largest and longest running humanitarian aid projects. Global aid projects are run by aid groups such as the United Nations, UNICEF, and The World Food Program to the neighbouring country of South Sudan. The airport is now home to a number of different aircraft ranging from the Lockheed Hercules to the de Havilland DHC-5 Buffalo. Many of the charities based at Lokichoggio work in collaboration with the Sudanese People's Liberation Army (SLPA), the armed forces of the Republic of South Sudan.

Situated at 645 metres (2,116 ft) above sea level,[2] the airport has a single asphalt runway which measures 1,888 metres (6,194 ft) in length and is 19 metres (62 ft) wide.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aircraft Leasing Services Lodwar, Nairobi-Wilson, Rumbek
East African Safari Air Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Fly-SAX Nairobi-Wilson

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 7 November 1993, Aero Modifications International DC-3-65TP ZS-KCV of Professional Aviation Services, was damaged beyond repair in a take-off accident.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Straight Distance Between Nairobi And Lokichogio With Map". Distancecalculator.globefeed.com. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Elevation of Lokichogio Airport". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Dimensions of Lokichogio Airport Runway". Internationalaircharter.com. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  4. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 

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