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 typePublic, Civilian
OperatorKenya Airports Authority
LocationMalindi, Kenya
Elevation AMSL80 ft / 24 m
Coordinates03°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: MYD, ICAO: HKML) is an airport in Kenya.[1]


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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] The coordinates of Malindi Airport are 03°12'54.0"S, 40°06'00.0"E (Latitude:-3.2150; Longitude:40.1000).[2]


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.[5] The airport has two bitumen runways: Runway 17/35 measures 4,600 feet (1,400 m) long and is 98 feet (30 m) wide,[5] and Runway 8/26 measures 3,549 feet (1,082 m) and is 76 feet (23 m) wide.[6] 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).[7]

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).[8] 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.[8] The work has been delayed by some individuals and groups demanding compensation for land required for the expansion.[9] In January 2018, the National Land Commission of Kenya, earmarked KSh424 million (approximately US$4.24 million) to compensate 175 landowners for 25 hectares (62 acres) of land and pave way for airport expansion.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Fly 540 Lamu, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Fly-SAX Nairobi–Wilson
Jambojet Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Kenya Airways Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta[10]
Mombasa Air Safari Lamu, Mombasa


  1. ^ a b Atieno, Winnie (15 January 2018). "State to pay landowners Sh424 million for Malindi Airport land". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Google (22 September 2016). "Location of Malindi Airport, Kilifi County, Kenya" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  3. ^ (22 September 2016). "Distance between Moi International Airport, Mombasa, Mombasa County, Kenya and Malindi Airport, Malindi, Kenya". Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  4. ^ (22 September 2016). "Distance between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya and Malindi Airport, Malindi, Kenya". Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  5. ^ a b Great Circle Mapper (22 September 2016). "Details About Malindi Airport". (Great Circle Mapper). Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  6. ^ ALC (22 September 2016). "Dimensions of Runway 8/26 at Malindi Airport". (ALC). Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  7. ^ Ndaiga, Hellen (5 July 2012). "New Malindi Terminal Building Complete". Nairobi. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Lwanga, Charles (17 June 2017). "300 families move to withdraw from Malindi Airport land eviction case". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Kenya Airways resumes Malindi service from June 2019".

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