Solwezi Airport

Solwezi Airport (IATA: SLI, ICAO: FLSW) is an airport serving Solwezi, a city in the North-Western Province of Zambia.[4] The airport is the largest in the province and was upgraded by Kansanshi Mining PLC with the addition of a new runway able to handle the Boeing 737. Prior to the runway being upgraded there was a small 1200 meter runway not able to handle large aircraft, but with the upgrade of the runway after the mining boom, Proflight Zambia was able to deploy the British Aerospace Jetstream 41 and Bombardier Dash 8-300 to Solwezi.

Solwezi Airport
Airport typePublic
LocationSolwezi, Zambia
Elevation AMSL4,583 ft / 1,397 m
Coordinates12°10′27″S 26°22′00″E / 12.17417°S 26.36667°E / -12.17417; 26.36667Coordinates: 12°10′27″S 26°22′00″E / 12.17417°S 26.36667°E / -12.17417; 26.36667
SLI is located in Zambia
Location of the airport in Zambia
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 2,700 Asphalt
Source: GCM[1] Google Maps[2] SkyVector[3]


The airport is located a few kilometers north off the T5, the main road in the area, and approximately 4 kilometres (2mi) northwest of the city centre of Solwezi, the capital and largest city in the North-Western Province.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Proflight Zambia Lusaka, Ndola


The runway at Solwezi airport is a 2,700m (8,858 ft) asphalt runway with 115 and 65 metres (377 and 213 ft) paved overruns on the east and west ends respectively to keep aircraft from overrunning the runway. Solwezi also has a non-directional beacon (Ident: SW) is located on the field to help aircraft navigate towards the airport.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Airport information for Solwezi Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ "Solwezi Airport". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Sowezi Airport". SkyVector. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  4. ^ Flightstats, Solwezi Airport (SLI), 19 April 2012
  5. ^ "Solwezi NDB (SW) @ OurAirports". Retrieved 2018-08-30.

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