Kenneth Kaunda International Airport

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Kenneth Kaunda
International Airport
Lusaka International Airport, Zambia - entrance, 2015.jpg
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
LUN is located in Zambia
Location of the airport in Zambia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,962 12,999 Asphalt
15/33 823 2,700 Grass
Statistics (2018)
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. The airport was designed by civil engineer Foad Mahboubi.


The airport is located in Chongwe District, 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]


Airlink Johannesburg–OR Tambo
Air Namibia Windhoek–Hosea Kutako
Air Tanzania Dar es Salaam
Emirates Dubai–International, Harare
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Harare
Kenya Airways Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Mahogany Air Chipata, Livingstone, Mfuwe, Ndola, Solwezi[5]
Malawian Airlines Blantyre, Lilongwe[6]
Proflight Zambia Chipata, Harare, Jeki,[7] Kasama, Kasanka, Livingstone, Mfuwe,[8] Ndola, Solwezi
RwandAir Johannesburg–OR Tambo, Kigali[9]
South African Airways Johannesburg–OR Tambo
TAAG Angola Airlines Luanda
Turkish Airlines Istanbul[10]


Martinair Amsterdam[11]

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.[12]

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.[13] 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".[13] The new terminal was expected to open in 2019.[14] Construction was substantially complete by late January 2020.[15]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ZACL. "ZACL: Kenneth Kaunda International Airport". Lusaka: Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL). Archived from the original on 21 September 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  2. ^ "ZACL 2018 Q1 results". Archived from the original on 15 June 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  3. ^ Airport information for Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ (12 September 2016). "Distance between Lusaka and Kenneth Kaunda International Airport". Archived from the original on 6 July 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  5. ^ Kabanda, Chulu (19 November 2014). "Mahogany Air Resumes Operations". Zambia Daily Mail. Lusaka. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  6. ^ Routes Online (10 January 2014). "Malawian Airlines Revises Planned Launch Date". Manchester, United Kingdom: Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Lower Zambezi Proflight Zambia shuttle flights". Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  8. ^ "South Luangwa Proflight Zambia shuttle flights". Archived from the original on 10 April 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  9. ^ Routes Online (10 March 2015). "Rwandair Adds Lusaka - Johannesburg Service from late March 2015". Manchester, United Kingdom: Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)". Archived from the original on 27 February 2019. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  11. ^
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 June 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ a b Economy. "Exim Bank of China releases US$108 million for airport expansion". Lusaka Times. Lusaka. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  14. ^
  15. ^ "Progress at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Pictures". Lusaka Times. Retrieved 25 January 2020.

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