Kenneth Kaunda International Airport

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Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
Lusaka International Airport.jpg
Airport type Civilian and military
Owner Government of Zambia
Operator Zambia Airports Corporation Limited [1]
Serves Lusaka
Location Lusaka, Zambia
Hub for

Proflight Zambia

Elevation AMSL 3,779 ft / 1,152 m
Coordinates 15°19′54″S 28°26′03″E / 15.33167°S 28.43417°E / -15.33167; 28.43417Coordinates: 15°19′54″S 28°26′03″E / 15.33167°S 28.43417°E / -15.33167; 28.43417
LUN is located in Zambia
Location of the airport in Zambia
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 12,998 3,962 Asphalt
15/33 2,700 823 Grass
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 787,000[2]

Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (IATA: LUNICAO: FLKK) is an international airport in Lusaka, Zambia. It was officially known as the Lusaka International Airport before being renamed in 2011 in honour of Kenneth Kaunda, the nation's first president. The airport has a capacity of two million passengers per year.


The airport is located off the Great East Road, approximately 26 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of the city centre of Lusaka, the capital and largest city of Zambia.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Zambian Airways Boeing 737-200 at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, April 2007
Airlines Destinations
Air Namibia Windhoek–Hosea Kutako,[4]
Airlink Johannesburg–OR Tambo
Emirates Dubai–International, Harare
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Harare
Fastjet Dar es Salaam,[5][6] Harare (begins 13 November 2017)[7]
Kenya Airways Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Mahogany Air Chipata, Livingstone, Mfuwe, Ndola, Solwezi[8]
Malawian Airlines Blantyre, Lilongwe[9]
Proflight Zambia Chipata, Durban,[10] Jeki,[11] Kasama, Kasanka, Lilongwe, Livingstone, Mfuwe,[12] Ndola, Solwezi
RwandAir Johannesburg–OR Tambo, Kigali[13]
South African Airways Johannesburg–OR Tambo
TAAG Angola Airlines Luanda

Ground transportation[edit]

Taxis are the most common form of transport to and from the city, as it is a 15 to 20-minute ride to the city centre.[2]

Expansion plans[edit]

In 2015, the government of Zambia began a three-year, US$360 million expansion and improvement of the airport, with funds borrowed from the Exim Bank of China.[14] The work, contracted to China Jiangxi International, involves construction of a new "two-storey terminal building, 22 check-in counters, 12 border channels and six security check counters; a presidential terminal, a new air traffic control building and tower and a new hotel".[14]


  1. ^ ZACL (11 September 2016). "Zambia Airports Corporation Limited: Kenneth Kaunda International Airport". Lusaka: Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL). Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Zambia Tourism Board (12 September 2016). "Airports in Zambia: Kenneth Kaunda International Airport". Lusaka: Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  3. ^ (12 September 2016). "Distance between City Centre, Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia and Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia". Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  4. ^ Air Namibia (1 June 2015). "Air Namibia: Schedule 31 May to 05 September 2015" (PDF). Windhoek: Air Namibia. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Paylor, Anne (3 December 2013). "Fastjet to launch second international route in February". Arlington, VA, USA: Air Transport World. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Fastjet (12 September 2016). "Fastjet Destinations 2016". Dar es Salaam: Fastjet. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  7. ^
  8. ^ Kabanda, Chulu (19 November 2014). "Mahogany Air Resumes Operations". Zambia Daily Mail. Lusaka. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  9. ^ Routes Online (10 January 2014). "Malawian Airlines Revises Planned Launch Date". Manchester, United Kingdom: Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  10. ^ Wolfgang Thome (31 August 2015). "Zambia to Durban now direct on Proflight". Kampala: ETN Global Travel News. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Lower Zambezi Proflight Zambia shuttle flights". Retrieved 6 July 2017. 
  12. ^ "South Luangwa Proflight Zambia shuttle flights". Retrieved 6 July 2017. 
  13. ^ Routes Online (10 March 2015). "Rwandair Adds Lusaka - Johannesburg Service from late March 2015". Manchester, United Kingdom: Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  14. ^ a b Ecomomy. "Exim Bank of China releases US$108 million for airport expansion". Lusaka Times. Lusaka. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 

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