Lusaka international airport
Lusaka International Airport is the largest airport in Zambia. Its international code (IATA code) is LUN. This is the one on your luggage labels when you take a flight to Zambia.
It was renamed Kenneth Kaunda International Airport after the father of Zambia Independence and first President of the Republic.
Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) is situated in the capital city Lusaka, 27 kilometers from the main business district. Due to its central location, the airport is ideal for setting up as a hub airport in the SADC region.
With a friendly people and a stable social economic climate, Lusaka is also an ideal investment, tourism, conferencing and trade destination.
Opened in 1967, the airport provides services for domestic, regional and international flights in accordance with the standards and recommended practices (SARPS), developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The Airport has a 3.9km (12.800 feet) runway with a width of 45m (148 feet) and an orientation 10/28, one parallel taxiway and a number of taxiway links. The runway can land up to a maximum of a B747.
||The reception of departing and arriving travelers makes of Lusaka International Airport one of the nicest airports in Southern Africa. Accessible sanitary facilities, shops, parkings, bars and air-conditioned halls allow passengers to wait for their flight in the best conditions. With a flight punctuality greater than 90%, the Lusaka international airport will guarantee a seamless aerial experience !
||In order to facilitate your trip, we advise passengers to take all necessary measures to be in compliance with sanitary, custom and administrative requirements (passport, visa, etc..).
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[ ] Kenneth Kaunda airport certified safe > on Sep 05th 2018
CIVIL Aviation Authority (CAA) has certified Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) as safe, boosting confidence in the country’s aviation sector.Airport certification is a process by which a cou[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Proflight Zambia gears up for Zambia Airways' launch > on Aug 29th 2018
Privately-owned Proflight Zambia (P0, Lusaka) is considering expanding its regional African footprint as it prepares for the launch of the Zambian government's new Zambia Airways project in early 2019[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Construction of the KKIA airport on course for completion in October 2019 > on Aug 23rd 2018
Construction of the airport infrastructure at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport is progressing well.Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL) Communications and Brand Manager, Mweembe Sikaulu indi[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Bird strike on Kenya Airways forces flight to return to Lusaka > on Aug 21st 2018
A KENYA Airways flight was forced to return to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka, last evening after it struck a bird on departure.The Embraer ERJ-190, departed shortly after 6pm and retu[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Government releases K41 million for aviation infrastructure > on Aug 20th 2018
Government has released a total of K41million towards the upgrading of aviation infrastructure at Kasama Airport and Zambia Air Force (ZAF) Samora Machel Airbase in Mbala District in Northern Province[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Zambia Airways relaunch deferred to next year > on Aug 20th 2018
The planned relaunch of Zambia Airways has been deferred to January 1st 2019.It was planned that the new Zambia Airways will take to the skies on October 24th this year, on the occasion of Zambia’s 54[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] The 28 year adventure – the Zambia Airways story > on Aug 14th 2018
Zambia Airways. For 3 and a half decades Zambia had a national airline. It trained a highly skilled workforce and it connected Zambia to the world. It, however, was also a political football.Its stron[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Another small plane crashes in Zambia > on Jun 18th 2018
A woman working for Nkamba Bay in Northern Province was killed in a plane crash that occurred on Saturday.The private charter plane flying from Lusaka to Northern Province developed a fault, crashed a[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] No plane crash at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport today- officials > on Jun 17th 2018
The Zambia Airports Corporation has refuted reports that there was a plane crash at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka leading to the runaway getting closed.The Corporation said in a short[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Zambia Airports Corporation records 12.4 % rise in passenger numbers in first quarter > on May 19th 2018
Zambia Airports Corporation Limited says it recorded a positive growth for the first quarter of 2018 with 413,961 general passenger movements.Communications and Brand Manager Mweemba Sikaulu says pass[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Zambian airline to launch Harare flights in July > on May 17th 2018
Zambia’s airline Proflight announced Wednesday that it will launch a new service between Zimbabwe’s capital Harare and Zambia’s capital Lusaka in July, its third international route as it expands its [...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Kenneth Kaunda International Airport to handle 6 million visitors > on Apr 13th 2018
Zambia Airports Cooperation Acting Managing Director Maggie Kaunda says the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport will handle six million visitors per year once it’s operational.Mrs. Kaunda disclosed t[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] $250 million spent so far on the construction of KK International Airport-Chitotela > on Mar 20th 2018
Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development Ronald Chitotela has revealed that the construction of the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) is progressing well.Mr. Chitotela said the des[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Zambia Airports Corporation Limited donates 2000 sanitary pads to Girls > on Mar 08th 2018
The Zambia Airports Corporation Limited has donated 2000 sanitary pads to 350 Girls in Lusaka under the Menstruation Matters project, an initiative that seeks to reduce the dropout rate of girl pupils[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Kenneth Kaunda International Airport works ahead of schedule > on Feb 13th 2018
Government through the Inter-Ministerial task force on Infrastructure has applauded the progress of works on the Expansion of the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport stating that the infrastructure i[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Zambia's Mahogany Air eyes int'l ops in 1H18 > on Jan 05th 2018
Mahogany Air (Lusaka) is planning to expand its operational network to include international services, the Zambian carrier's chief executive Jim Belemu has said.In an interview with The Daily Mail, Be[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Ethiopian Airline to own 45% of the soon to be launched Zambia Airways > on Dec 23rd 2017
Acting Information Minister Stephen Kampyongo has said that Zambia will have 55 percent shares in the national airline whilst Ethiopian Airline will get the remaining 45 per cent shares.Mr Kampyongo w[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Zambia Civil Aviation industry set for growth > on Oct 04th 2017
The Civil Aviation Authority says Zambia’s civil aviation industry is destined for growth following its recognition by the international community.Civil Aviation Director General Gabriel Lesa said the[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Airports passenger movements up > on May 08th 2017
PASSENGER traffic through the four international airports has continued to increase, posting five percent in the first quarter of this year due to increased activity in the country, Zambia Airports Co[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Kenneth Kaunda International Airport new terminal works 32% complete > on Nov 05th 2016
THE Construction of the US$360 million Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) terminal in Lusaka is 32 percent complete, the Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL) has said.And ZACL has engag[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Airport arrivals in Zambia continues to rise > on Nov 03rd 2016
Zambia Airports Corporation Limited has remained steady during the third quarter of 2016. The Airports saw passenger numbers increase by 1.3 per cent when compared with the same period last year.Recor[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Lusaka Airport Workers Strike > on Oct 15th 2013
Catering workers at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport have downed tools demanding improved wages.The workers who staged a boycott at the country’s largest airport said they would not go back to[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Emirates Plane Caught Fire at Lusaka Airport > on Oct 23rd 2012
Standard Chartered Bank managing director Mizinga Melu has relived the horrendous experience of being on Emirates Airline, Flight EK 714 which caught fire 30 minutes after take-off from the Kenneth Ka[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE