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About Kenneth Kaunda Intl. Airport

Lusaka Airport began offering service in 1967 in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. The airport is now the main center of Zambian Airways which is the country's official airline. In 2015, a new two-storey terminal building was opened at Lusaka Airport which is also used by military aircrafts belonging to the Zambian Air Force as well as civil flights. While flights are performed to many destinations especially London, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Harare and Dar es Salaam, 800 thousand passengers travel from Lusaka Airport annually.

Getting to the City Center from Kenneth Kaunda Intl. Airport

As well as using taxis and transfer services, you can also rent a car to make your way to Lusaka city centre from the 27 kilometres away Lusaka Airport. You have to use private means of transportation, as there is no direct public transportation to central Lusaka from Lusaka Airport. It’s possible to reach the centre in 30-35 minutes from the airport.

Taxi

The taxis that wait outside Lusaka Airport arrivals terminal provide comfortable service 24/7. You can get to central Lusaka from Lusaka Airport in 30 minutes for a fare of only around 30-40 dollars.

Car Rental

Even though Lusaka Airport is not that big, there are two international car rental agency offices in the terminal building. You can pick from Avis (+260211271020) or Europcar (+260211271221. If you make a reservation before you arrive to Lusaka Airport then you can pick up your vehicle and head towards the centre without wasting any time. You can reach central Lusaka in 35 minutes with your rented car by taking the Great E/T4 road in a maximum of 35 minutes.

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2017
Getting to Kenneth Kaunda Intl. Airport from the City Center

 

Buses and minibuses are used in Lusaka city centre for transport, however there are no direct buses or minibuses that take you from the city centre to Lusaka Airport. As result you will need to arrange your transport to the airport privately. If your hotel offers a transfer service then you can talk to them, or you can take a taxi from the city centre. Another option is to rent a car. It takes a maximum of 35 minutes to get to Lusaka Airport from central Lusaka.

Taxi

You can use a taxi to get anywhere in Lusaka. They provide quick and affordable transport, and they’re also the ideal way of getting to Lusaka Airport from the city centre. It’s possible to reach Lusaka Airport in 35-40 minutes by paying something like 30-40 dollars. 

Car Rental

There are many local car rental agencies in Lusaka city centre. There aren’t as many foreign car rental agencies. In order to be able to leave the car that you pick up in the city centre at Lusaka Airport, the same agency has to have an office both in the city centre and in Lusaka Airport. You can pick from Avis or Europcar and make a pre-reservation before your flight. You can reach Lusaka Airport from city centre in 30 minutes by taking the Great E/T4 road.

Airport Information

Lusaka Airport, also known as Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, is located in Lusaka, which is the capital and biggest city of Zambia. It was known as Kenneth Kauda before 2011 and the name comes from the first president of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda. The airport has a potential to capacitate 2 million passengers per year is located right on the Great East Road, 27 southeast of the city centre. Some of the airlines that have direct flights to Lusaka Airport are Air Namibia, Airlink, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, Proflight Zambia, and South African Airways. You can fly directly to Zambia’s capital Lusaka from airports such as Windhoek-Hosea Kutako, Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Dubai, Dar es Salaam, Luanda and others. Lusaka Airport has been in service since 1967. Services at the airport include free Wi-Fi, tourist information, ATM machines, and resting lounges. In addition you can shop at Zambezi Jewels, Window into Africa, Flamingo Duy Free, Kingdom Venture and Newnachi, and get something to eat or drink at Cafe Expresso, Clay Oven, Tuku’s ya or Nsonge Walala Restaurant.

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2017

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