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 Likoma Island Airport

Likoma Airport is a public airport located in and serves Likoma Island in the Republic of Malawi. The airport resides at an elevation of 1,600 feet or 488 metres above mean sea level, and has geographical coordinates of 12°04′33″S 34°44′14″E (-12.0830002 latitude; 34.7330017 longitude). It has an asphalt-surfaced runway with a direction of 19/01, measuring 3,680 feet or 1,121 metres in length.

Likoma Island lies in Lake Malawi (or Lake Nyasa) and is the larger of the two inhabited islands in the lake, with the smaller island being Chizumulu. The two islands make up the Likoma District and are exclaves of Malawi, despite being nearer to Mozambique and surrounded by Mozambican territorial waters.

Tourists staying and exploring Likoma Island will see that its wonderful natural environment is mostly unspoiled. The island’s coast varies from rocky slopes to sandy bays and swamps. The interior, meanwhile, is mainly covered by grassland, consisting of a notable number of baobab trees and mango trees. Ecotourism opportunities in the island feature fauna that includes reptilians, amphibians, birds, and invertebrates such as scorpion spiders. Crocodiles can also be seen on the coast. The waters that surround Likoma Island have Cichlid fishes with some species endemic to the area. Accommodations in the island include a few hotels and backpackers hotels, which are usually based on eco-touristic principles. Recreation activities enjoyed here are snorkelling and diving.

Getting in to and out of Likoma Island is possible via Likoma Airport which has a tarred airstrip. Nyassa Air Taxi and Ulendo Airlink fly to and from the airport via small aircraft that connects the island to Lilongwe. There is also the MV Ilala steamer boat that traverses Lake Malawi, bringing goods and passengers to all the settlements on the coasts and islands, including Likoma Island.

With no further information on Likoma Airport and its facilities and services, travellers can turn to Lilongwe International Airport, which serves the capital city of Malawi. It is served by Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Malawian Airways, Proflight Zambia, South African Airways, and Ulendo Airlink.

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 Location Details

Longitude:34° 43' 59'' E
Latitude:12° 4' 59'' S
IATA code:LIX
ICAO code:FWLK

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