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Airport Overview

Airport primary use is for tourism or business in the eastern part of the country during the prime tourism season.  There are four scheduled flights daily Monday to Friday and all other flights are chartered or private.

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Zambia

Province or District

Eastern Province

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Chipata

128 km

Airport’s Complete Name

Mfuwe International Airport

Latitude

S 013.258878

Longitude

E 031.936581

Elevation (ft and m)

1853 feet
565 meters

IATA Code

MFU

ICAO Code

FLMF

Managing Company or Airport Authority

ZACL

Management Contact Person

Mr Malama A. Chalwe

Open From (hours)

0700

Open To (hours)

1800

Airport Picture

 

Mfuwe International Airport Terminal

Mfuwe Airport Satellite photo

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Two airlines operate from the airport, Ulendo Airlink (destination Lilongwe Malawi) and Proflight Zambia (destination Lusaka).  Tourism is the priority of this airport due to the proximity to South Luangwa National Park.  It is a major economic driver for the region.

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/

Runways

Runway is in good condition. 

Runway 09

Surface

ASPHALT

True Heading

083.0

Latitude

-13.260158
13° 15' 36.57" S

Longitude

31.926528
031° 55' 35.50" E

Elevation

1841.0 feet
561 meters

Slope

0.2°

Landing Distance

7218 feet
2200 meters

Takeoff Distance

7218 feet
2200 meters

Runway 27

Surface

ASPHALT

True Heading

263.0

Latitude

-13.257600
13° 15' 27.36" S

Longitude

31.946633
031° 56' 47.88" E

Elevation

1853.0 feet
565 meters

Slope

-0.2°

Landing Distance

7218 feet
2200 meters

Takeoff Distance

7738 feet
2359 meters

Overrun Length

520 feet
158 meters

Overrun Surface

ASPHALT

Airport Infrastructure Details

Planned renovations are expected to begin in the next 5-10 years.

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

Yes

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refueling

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

Yes

Cargo terminal

No

Ground Power (mobile)

No

Pax Transport to Airfield

No

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

Yes

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Cat 4

Catering Services

No

De-icing Equipment

No

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

No

Airport Radar

No

Approach & Runway Lights

No

NDB

Yes

VOR

No

ILS

No

  

Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

Total Aircraft Parking Area (m²)

8100 m2

Storage Area (m3 and MT)

N/A

Handling Equipment

N/A

Elevators / Hi Loaders

No

Handling Equipment

Loading Ramps

Other Comments

No

Max Capacity (MT)

Max Height

(m)

Customs Guidance

Customs activities is related to passenger services only and minor small cargoes. Customs is operated by ZRA.

For more information on customs in Zambia, please see the following link: 1.3 Zambia Customs Information

Security

Security is provided by perimeter fencing and a dedicated Zambian Police – Airport Division presence responsible for the protection of the Airport Infrastructure.  The Airport operating company ZACL has its own security personal for inside the terminal building.