The Lusaka Airport is the main international airport for the country and the only airport in Zambia capable of handling cargo. The airport has a steady volume of activity and has a number of airlines operating from its premises.
Airport Location and Contact
Province or District
Nearest Town or City
Airport’s Complete Name
Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
Elevation (ft and m)
Managing Company or Airport Authority
Military – Civil Joint use
Zambian Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL)
Management Contact Person
Friday Mcsleezy Mulenga, Airport Manager
Open From (hours)
Open To (hours)
Google Satellite view of airport
Lusaka Airport New Terminal Building
Lusaka Airport Tower
Zambian Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL) governs all four international airports in Zambia. ZACL is the governing corporation within the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The airport uses a group of cargo handling companies in order to move cargo and baggage from aircraft to bonded areas and baggage carousels. There is a single runway that is operational. A new terminal building and facilities are under construction on the same premises and is expected to open in 2019.
For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link: 4.5 Zambia Airport Companies Contact List.
Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: http://www.azfreight.com/
Runway in good condition and properly maintained.
|Runway Dimensions||12998 x 150 feet|
3962 x 46 meters
12998 x 150 feet
There are no helicopter pads dedicated at the airport. There is a training area dedicated when required.
Due to the airport construction in progress there will be improvements to much of the infrastructure and services particularly in the terminal building.
JET A-1 fuel
Single Point Refueling
Air Starter Units
Ground Power (mobile)
Pax Transport to Airfield
Ground Handling Services
Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)
Base Operating Room
Parking Ramp Lighting
Approach & Runway Lights
Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo
Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet
Elevators / Hi Loaders
Max Capacity (MT)
Customs activities are mainly geared towards passenger services. Activities for cargo are fairly smooth with correct documentation. Documentation requirements for food (cereals):
Electronic pre-clearance possible and recommended through forwarding agent. Bond is held by the agent for fees. ZRA is the Regulatory Authority. Inspection is required for import and export by Ministry of Agriculture and ZRA.
For more information on customs in Zambia please see the following link: 1.3 Zambia Customs Information
Storage facilities are operated by cargo handling agencies operating in the airport. ZACL has a very small storage area. All arrangements for space would have to be arranged separately by organization.
Security is provided through the Zambian Police for the airport premises, ZACL security manage security within the airport buildings and the Zambian Airforce provide airspace security.