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Malindi Airport

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Airport type  Public, Civilian
Location  Malindi, Kenya
17/35  4,600
Code  MYD
Phone  +254 42 2131201
Serves  Malindi
Elevation AMSL  80 ft / 24 m
Address  Malindi, Kenya
Elevation  80 m
Malindi Airport
Operator  Kenya Airports Authority
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Malindi Airport (IATA: MYD, ICAO: HKML) is an airport in Kenya.

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Location

It is located west of the central business district of the town of Malindi, in Kilifi County, in southeastern Kenya, at the Indian Ocean coast. This is about 132 kilometres (82 mi), by road and about 104.5 kilometres (65 mi), by air, northeast of Moi International Airport, the nearest international airport. It is approximately 485 kilometres (301 mi), by road and approximately 411 kilometres (255 mi), by air, southeast of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the largest airport in Kenya. The coordinates of Malindi Airport are 03°12'54.0"S, 40°06'00.0"E (Latitude:-3.2150; Longitude:40.1000).

Overview

The airport is a medium-sized airport that serves the town of Malindi and is situated at an average elevation of 80 feet (24 m) above sea level. The airport has two bitumen runways: Runway 17/35 measures 4,600 feet (1,400 m) long and is 98 feet (30 m) wide, and Runway 8/26 measures 3,549 feet (1,082 m) and is 76 feet (23 m) wide. The Kenyan government funded the updating and expansion of Malindi Airport terminal building, construction of a new control tower and rehabilitation of the runways. The upgrades were carried out by Dickways Construction, between 2011 and 2012 and cost KES:200 million (approx. USD2 million).

Future expansion

The Kenyan government seeks to expand Malindi Airport in order to attract direct international flights. Plans are underway to extend Runway 17/35 to a length of 2,500 metres (8,202 ft). In 2016 work began to enlarge the apron to accommodate more aircraft, build a 7.5 kilometres (5 mi) perimeter fence and construct a parking facility that accommodates 500 vehicles. That phase is expected to conclude in December 2016.

References

Malindi Airport Wikipedia


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