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
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
LVI is located in Zambia
Location of the airport in Zambia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,293 7,523 Asphalt
15/33 1,372 4,501 Asphalt


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 airport sits at 3,255 feet (992 m) above mean sea level.[3]


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. Between 2011 and 2017, the government-owned Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL), which operates the airport, renovated and improved the airport infrastructure and facilities.[4][5]

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.[6][7]

Panoramic view of Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport terminal from the tarmac side


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.[8] 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.[8]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Airlink Johannesburg–O.R. Tambo,[9] Mbombela[10]
CemAir Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo[11]
Kenya Airways Cape Town, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Proflight Zambia Lusaka
Zambia Airways Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo,[12] Lusaka[13]

See alsoEdit


  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. ^ "LVI - Livingstone Airport Code | Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport". www.seabaycargo.com. Retrieved 23 May 2022.
  3. ^ Skyvector (23 April 2020). "Elevation of Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport". Skyvector.com. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  4. ^ Times of Zambia (5 December 2011). "Zambia: Mukanga Fumes Over Shoddy Airport Works" (via AllAfrica.com). Times of Zambia. Ndola. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Routes Online (May 2020). "About Livingstone International Airport". Manchester, United Kingdom: Routes Online. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  7. ^ Sita.Aero (21 April 2015). "Taking Zambia Airports Into The Future". Brussels, Belgium: Sita.Aero. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  8. ^ a b Our Airports (14 May 2020). "The Runways of Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (IATA: LVI)". Ourairports.com. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Airlink launches new daily service between Jhb and Livingstone". www.bizcommunity.com. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  10. ^ "Airlink launches new daily service between Jhb and Livingstone". www.bizcommunity.com. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  11. ^ "CemAir to service Livingstone to Johannesburg route 7 times weekly". thebusinesstelegraph. Retrieved 12 November 2022.
  12. ^ "Zambia Airways Adds Johannesburg Flights From June 2022". Aeroroutes. Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  13. ^ Orban, André. "Ethiopian participates in re-launching of Zambia Airways". Aviation24.be. Retrieved 29 November 2021.

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