Kenneth Kaunda International Airport

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Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
Lusaka International Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typeCivilian and military
OwnerGovernment of Zambia
OperatorZambia Airports Corporation Limited[1]
ServesLusaka, Zambia
Hub forProflight Zambia
Elevation AMSL3,779 ft / 1,152 m
Coordinates15°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
Websitezacl.co.zm
Map
LUN is located in Zambia
LUN
LUN
Location of the airport in Zambia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,962 12,999 Asphalt
15/33 823 2,700 Grass
Statistics (2018)
PassengersIncrease413,961
Source: ZACL[2] GCM[3]

Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (IATA: LUN, ICAO: 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.

Location[edit]

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.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Namibia Windhoek–Hosea Kutako
Airlink Johannesburg–OR Tambo
Emirates Dubai–International, Harare
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Harare
Fastjet Tanzania Dar es Salaam,[5][6] Harare [7]
Kenya Airways Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Mahogany Air Chipata, Livingstone, Mfuwe, Ndola, Solwezi[8]
Malawian Airlines Blantyre, Lilongwe[9]
Proflight Zambia Chipata, Durban, Harare, Jeki,[10] Kasama, Kasanka, Lilongwe, Livingstone, Mfuwe,[11] Ndola, Solwezi
RwandAir Johannesburg–OR Tambo, Kigali[12]
South African Airways Johannesburg–OR Tambo
TAAG Angola Airlines Luanda
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk (begins 13 December 2018; ends 31 December 2018)[13], Istanbul–Havalimanı (begins 1 January 2019)

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.[14]

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.[15] 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".[15] The new terminal is expected to open in 2019.[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ZACL. "ZACL: Kenneth Kaunda International Airport". Lusaka: Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL). Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  2. ^ ZACL 2018 Q1 results
  3. ^ Airport information for Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ Globefeed.com (12 September 2016). "Distance between Lusaka and Kenneth Kaunda International Airport". Globefeed.com. 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. ^ http://zimsinsa.com
  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: Routesonline.com. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Lower Zambezi Proflight Zambia shuttle flights". LowerZambezi.com. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  11. ^ "South Luangwa Proflight Zambia shuttle flights". SouthLuangwa.com. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  12. ^ Routes Online (10 March 2015). "Rwandair Adds Lusaka - Johannesburg Service from late March 2015". Manchester, United Kingdom: Routesonline.com. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  13. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280636/turkish-airlines-adds-lusaka-service-from-mid-dec-2018/
  14. ^ https://www.toandfromtheairport.com/zambia.php
  15. ^ a b Ecomomy. "Exim Bank of China releases US$108 million for airport expansion". Lusaka Times. Lusaka. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  16. ^ https://www.znbc.co.zm/kkia-new-terminal-50-complete/

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