Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport

Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport was originally set up as a Military base for the Royal Air Force(British). It was built in 1938 to service the British army during the Second World War and was only converted into a civilian Airport in the 1950s

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  • Airport Road
    Itawa, Ndola
    Copperbelt, Zambia
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The former Ndola International Airport. Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport was originally set up as a Military base for the Royal Air Force(British). It was built in 1938 to service the British army during the Second World War and was only converted into a civilian Airport in the 1950s.

It is located approximately 3 kilometers South of the Ndola City central business district.

The terminal building structure has been left intact with a few ancillary buildings added, this structure is dominated by Niston Huts, Typical of Military structures. Plans are however underway to build a modern structure conforming to ICAO and ACI standards.

The Airport has a 2.5 km runway with a width of 46 meters and one secondary runway which is 1.2 km long and parallel to the main runway. There is also a parallel taxiway on the northern side of the runway. The main runway can land aircraft of up to a maximum of a DC 10.

The apron has 6 large aircraft parking bays which can accommodate various types of aircraft at any particular time.

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