Kenneth Kaunda International Airport



Kenneth Kaunda International Airport is the main Gate Way to Zambia. Situated in the Capital city of Zambia, K.K International airport is 27 kilometers from the main business district. Due to its central location, K.K International Airport is ideal to be a hub airport in the SADC region. With a friendly people and a calm social economic climate, Lusaka is also an ideal investment, tourism, conferencing and trade destination.

Opened in 1967, the airport provides services for both Domestic, Regional and International flights in accordance with the standards and recommended practices (SARPS), developed by International Civil Aviation Organisation.

Kenneth Kaunda International airport (IATA: LUN, ICAO: FLKK) (KKIA) is a major airport in Chongwe, district of Lusaka Province, Zambia, 11NM NE from Lusaka Post office. It serves as the primary airport for domestic and international travel to/from Zambia and is Zambia’s busiest airport with a capacity to handle up to 2 million passengers annually. The airport is well situated to serve as a hub of Southern Africa.

It was formerly officially known as Lusaka International Airport, hence the airport’s former ICAO code, “FLLS” and IATA ‘LUN’) in recognition of Zambia’s renowned Lenje headman Mwalusaka. The first naming was done in 1967 when the airport was built. The airport was later renamed Kenneth Kaunda on 20 September 2010 by the newly elected PF Zambian government in honour of the first Zambian president.

In fiscal year 2012, the airport handled 64 476 operations —– departing passengers and —– arriving passengers.

Airport information

Kenneth Kaunda International Airport is a hot airport with an average temperature of 32 degrees Celsius. Situated almost 3 779 feet above mean sea level, the air is thin. This means some aircraft must reduce weight by loading less fuel than they would otherwise. The thinner air is also the reason for the longer runway.
Kenneth Kaunda International Airport has direct flights to Europe (London Heathrow and Amsterdam) and the Middle East (Dubai International Airport). the other flights are regional and local. On 10 January 2013 the airport’s ICAO code was changed from FLLS to FLKK.

Runways

There are two runways, 1 primary (10/28) and 1 secondary (15/33). Runway 10/28 is 3962 * 46 m flexible pavement; making it one of the longest runways in Zambia. Fully laden aircraft require a far greater length of runway to achieve take-off velocity at this altitude. Runway 10 is equipped with an Instrument Landing Systems (ILS). Furthermore it is also equipped with an Approach Lighting Systems (CAT II high intensity white Calvert system which is 914m). Runway 28 is equipped with an NDB (LE) it is also equipped with an Approach lighting system (CAT II high intensity two bar system which is 612m). Runway 15/33 is 823 * 30 m grass. This runway is mostly use for local training traffic and for helicopter emergency which land on the threshold of runway 33. Wind factors may cause numerous variations, but on most days flights will take off to the east and land from the west ( runway10). Kenneth Kaunda International Airport is the main Gate Way to Zambia. Situated in the Capital city of Zambia, K.K International airport is 27 kilometers from the main business district. Due to its central location, K.K International Airport is ideal to be a hub airport in the SADC region. With a friendly people and a calm social ecomomic climate, Lusaka is also an ideal investment, tourism, conferencing and trade destination. Openned in 1967, the airport provides services for both Domestic, Regional and International flights in accordance with the standards and recommended practices (SARPS), developed by International Civil Aviation Organisation.

The Airport has a 3.9km 10/28 runway with a width of 45m, one parallel taxiway and a number of taxiway links. The runway can land up to a maximum of a B747. An ILS is available on ruways for more information on other available Navigational Aids, please click here to view the Air Navigation Page . The Apron has 12 aircraft parking bays which can accommodate various types of aircraft at any particular time. You do not need to book slots.

OTHER INFORMATION
IATA / ICAO CODES: LUN / FLLS
Lat/long: 15 degrees 19’36’’S 028 degrees 27’21’’E
RWY: 10/28 Length 3,962m concrete, 15/33 823m grass
PCN/ACN:
Operating hours 24:00hrs (GMT +2)