Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport



Livingstone International Airport – bringing you closer to the Magnificent Smoke that Thunder s- The Victoria Falls “Mosi-oa-tunya” A stone through away from one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport is the second oldest airport after Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport but stands out as the pride of the country due to its rehabilitated facilities. With a new terminal building, runway, apron lights and apron, the airport is the focus of the Corporation Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport is situated 5km from Livingstone town, the nations tourist capital, in the Southern Province of Zambia and perhaps more significantly, 15 km from the Victoria falls, one of the seven wonders of the world! Livingstone derives its name from the missionary/explorer, Dr. David Livingstone who is credited with the discovery of the falls that he subsequently named after the queen of England. The Airport was built in 1950 for a predominantly domestic market, but the airport infrastructure has been considerably up-graded through major redevelopment programmes undertaken by National Airports Corporation Limited. As the tourist capital, Livingstone has hosted many international and national conferences, and regional & international business and sports activities, with the majority of participants using the facilities at Livingstone International Airport. For instance, the World’s Strongest Man, International Regatta on the Zambezi River & Nokia Face of Africa in 2006, and various United Nations Organisation regional and international conferences to date. Livingstone is also popular for hosting incentive groups. These are companies that bring together their managers from all over the world to meet and strategise in a leisurely manner (business with some fun activities). Some well-known companies that have used the facilities at Livingstone airport are Coca-Cola International, Nokia, Motorola, CIMA and Southern Sun.


Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International airport (IATA: “LVI”, ICAO: “FLHN”) is a major airport in Livingstone, district in the Southern Province of Zambia, 2.5NM NE from Livingstone central business district (the nation’s tourism capital ).(Former Livingstone International Airport) brings you closer to the Magnificent Smoke that Thunders – The Mighty Victoria Falls locally interpreted as “Mosi-oa-tunya”,is one of the Seven wonders of the world, just about 15Km from the airport .Livingstone town derives its name from the missionary/explorer, Dr. David Livingstone who is credited with its discovery and named it after the queen of England “Victoria” Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport was renamed on the 28th of September 2011 in honour of the late Zambia’s freedom fighter “Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula” by the Zambian PF government Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport is the second oldest airport after Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe (Ndola) but stands out as the pride of the country due to its rehabilitated facilities. With a new terminal building, runway, apron lights and apron, the airport is the focus of National Airports Corporation Limited (NACL) The Airport was built in 1950 for a predominantly domestic market, but the airport infrastructure has been considerably upgraded through major redevelopment programmes undertaken by Corporation. Currently, the existing airport building has the capacity to handle 250, 000 passengers per year while the new terminal building would be able to handle about 700, 000 passengers annually. The new terminal building would have two boarding gates, five club lounges, 30 retail spaces and viewing terraces among other facilities. Airport information Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport is an airport with an average temperature of 34.5 degrees Celsius. Situated 3255 feet above mean sea level. On the 4th of April 2013 the ICAO code was changed from FLLI to FLHN Runway There are two runways, 1 primary (10/28) and 1 secondary (15/33). Runway 10/28 is 3000 x 46 m bitumen with pavement classification number (PCN) 52; it can accommodate aircraft equivalent to a DC 10 it is the second longest runways in Zambia. Runway 10/28 is equipped with an Instrument Approach Systems (VOR and NDBs). Furthermore it is also equipped with an Approach Lighting Systems (UEL high intensity system which is 420m). Runway 10/28 has also got an established Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) approach for both departures and arrivals. Runway 15/33 is 1372 x 30 m grass. Runway 15 threshold is displaced by 75