Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport

Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (IATA: LVI, ICAO: FLHN), formerly Livingstone Airport (ICAO: FLLI), is an international airport on the northern edge of Livingstone, Zambia. The airport is named after Harry Mwanga Nkumbula, who was a leader of the Zambian African National Congress.[1]

Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport

Livingstone Airport
Livingstone Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typeMilitary/Public
LocationLivingstone, Zambia
Elevation AMSL3,255 ft / 992 m
Coordinates17°49′18″S 25°49′20″E / 17.82167°S 25.82222°E / -17.82167; 25.82222
Websitezacl.co.zm
Map
LVI is located in Zambia
LVI
LVI
Location of the airport in Zambia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,293 7,523 Asphalt
15/33 1,372 4,501 Asphalt

LocationEdit

The airport is located in the north-western suburbs of the city of Livingstone, approximately 5 kilometres (3 mi), by road, from downtown.[2] The geographical coordinates of the airport are:17°49'18.0"S, 25°49'20.0"E (Latitude:-17.821667; Longitude:25.822222).[3] The airport sits at 3,255 feet (992 m) above mean sea level.[4]

OverviewEdit

Constructed in 1950, as a domestic airport, it became an international destination due to its proximity to the Victoria Falls, only 15 kilometres (9 mi) to the south, by road.[5]

Between 2011 and 2017, the government-owned Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL), which operates the airport, renovated and improved the airport infrastructure and facilities.[6][7]

The renovations included (a) a new terminal building (b) a new main runway (c) a new apron and (d) new apron lights. The previous airport had capacity to handle a maximum of 250,000 passengers a year. The new airport can handle anywhere from 700,000 to one million passengers a year. In 2019, 175,000 passengers passed through the airport.[8][9]

FacilitiesEdit

The airport has two runways. The main runway 10/28 is the longer one. It is 7,520 feet (2,292 m) long and 197 feet (60 m) wide. It is paved and has runway lights.[10]

The shorter runway is 15/33. It is 4,501 feet (1,372 m) long and 98 feet (30 m) wide. It has a paved surface, but it has no runway lights.[10]

The airport also has a helipad, visible on the satellite image.[3] The Livingstone VOR-DME (Ident: VLI) and Harry Nkumbula non-directional beacon (Ident: LI) are located on the field.[11][12]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Airlink Nelspruit
British Airways Johannesburg–O.R. Tambo[13]
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Gaborone
Kenya Airways Cape Town, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Mahogany Air Lusaka
Proflight Zambia Lusaka, Kalabo[14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Humphrey Nkonde (6 June 2014). "Zambia: Honouring Zambia's Freedom Fighters" (via AllAfrica.com). Times of Zambia. Ndola, Zambia. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  2. ^ Google (14 May 2020). "Road Distance Between Downtown Livingstone, Zambia And Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  3. ^ a b Google (14 May 2020). "Location of Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  4. ^ Skyvector (23 April 2020). "Elevation of Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport". Skyvector.com. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  5. ^ Google (14 May 2020). "Road Distance Between Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport And Victoria Falls, Zambia" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  6. ^ Times of Zambia (5 December 2011). "Zambia: Mukanga Fumes Over Shoddy Airport Works" (via AllAfrica.com). Times of Zambia. Ndola. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  7. ^ Mwebantu News (26 November 2017). "Photo Focus Of Newly Completed Construction Of Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport In Livingstone". Lusaka: Mwebantu.news. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  8. ^ Routes Online (May 2020). "About Livingstone International Airport". Manchester, United Kingdom: Routes Online. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  9. ^ Sita.Aero (21 April 2015). "Taking Zambia Airports Into The Future". Brussels, Belgium: Sita.Aero. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  10. ^ a b Our Airports (14 May 2020). "The Runways of Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (IATA: LVI)". Ourairports.com. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  11. ^ Our Airports (14 May 2020). "Livingstone VOR — Zambia". Ourairports.com. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  12. ^ Our Airports (14 May 2020). "LZ: Livingstone NDB — Zambia". Ourairports.com. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  13. ^ Times Live (19 March 2020). "Travel Bans: Comair Reinstates Regional Flights — Except To Mauritius". Times Live. Johannesburg. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  14. ^ Jim Liu (7 November 2018). "ProFlight Zambia Adds Livingstone–Kalabo Route From January 2019". Manchester, United Kingdom: Routes Online. Retrieved 14 May 2020.

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