Malindi Airport

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Malindi Airport
View of terminal building at Malindi International Airport.jpg
Terminal building at Malindi Airport (January 2015)
Airport type Public, Civilian
Operator Kenya Airports Authority
Serves Malindi
Location Malindi, Kenya
Elevation AMSL 80 ft / 24 m
Coordinates 03°12′54″S 40°06′00″E / 3.21500°S 40.10000°E / -3.21500; 40.10000
MYD is located in Kenya
Location of airport in Kenya
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 4,600 1,400 Asphalt
08/26 3,549 1,082 Asphalt

Malindi Airport (IATA: MYDICAO: HKML) is an airport in Kenya.


It is located west of the central business district of the town of Malindi, in Kilifi County, in southeastern Kenya, at the Indian Ocean coast.[1] This is about 132 kilometres (82 mi), by road and about 104.5 kilometres (65 mi), by air, northeast of Moi International Airport, the nearest international airport.[2] It is approximately 485 kilometres (301 mi), by road and approximately 411 kilometres (255 mi), by air, southeast of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the largest airport in Kenya.[3] The coordinates of Malindi Airport are 03°12'54.0"S, 40°06'00.0"E (Latitude:-3.2150; Longitude:40.1000).[1]


The airport is a medium-sized airport that serves the town of Malindi and is situated at an average elevation of 80 feet (24 m) above sea level.[4] The airport has two bitumen runways: Runway 17/35 measures 4,600 feet (1,400 m) long and is 98 feet (30 m) wide,[4] and Runway 8/26 measures 3,549 feet (1,082 m) and is 76 feet (23 m) wide.[5] The Kenyan government funded the updating and expansion of Malindi Airport terminal building, construction of a new control tower and rehabilitation of the runways. The upgrades were carried out by Dickways Construction, between 2011 and 2012 and cost KES:200 million (approx. USD2 million).[6]

Future expansion[edit]

The Kenyan government seeks to expand Malindi Airport in order to attract direct international flights. Plans are underway to extend Runway 17/35 to a length of 2,500 metres (8,202 ft).[7] In 2016 work began to enlarge the apron to accommodate more aircraft, build a 7.5 kilometres (5 mi) perimeter fence and construct a parking facility that accommodates 500 vehicles. That phase is expected to conclude in December 2016.[7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Airkenya Express Lamu, Nairobi–Wilson
Fly 540 Lamu, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Fly-SAX Nairobi–Wilson
Mombasa Air Safari Lamu, Mombasa


  1. ^ a b Google (22 September 2016). "Location of Malindi Airport, Kilifi County, Kenya" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  2. ^ (22 September 2016). "Distance between Moi International Airport, Mombasa, Mombasa County, Kenya and Malindi Airport, Malindi, Kenya". Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  3. ^ (22 September 2016). "Distance between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya and Malindi Airport, Malindi, Kenya". Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Great Circle Mapper (22 September 2016). "Details About Malindi Airport". (Great Circle Mapper). Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  5. ^ ALC (22 September 2016). "Dimensions of Runway 8/26 At Malindi Airport". (ALC). Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Ndaiga, Hellen (5 July 2012). "New Malindi Terminal Building Complete". Nairobi. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Ringa, Mathias (6 September 2016). "Sh5.6 billion Malindi airport expansion to begin next financial year". Daily Nation. Nairobi. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 

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Coordinates: 3°12′54″S 40°06′00″E / 3.215000°S 40.100000°E / -3.215000; 40.100000