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Airports in Africa

African Airport Information by Country (L - M)

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Find information about African airports below (L - M), sorted alphabetically per African country.

Information includes location of the airport (from the main town or city center); name of the airport; airport code (so you can research your ticket online); and how to get to and from the airport.

I have not included prices of taxi or bus rides from the airport to the town center because the rates fluctuate daily. Always agree on a taxi fare before you start your journey.

African Airports (L - M)

After a long-haul flight, it's very handy to have an idea of what to expect when you land at your African destination.

LIBYA
Libya has one major international airport just outside its capital, Tripoli.

  • Name of Airport: Tripoli International Airport
  • Airport Code: TIP
  • Location of the Airport: 21 miles (34 km) from the city center of Tripoli.
  • Getting to and From the Airport: Taxis and shared taxis are readily available. Most tourists will be visiting Libya on a tour and usually transport will be pre-arranged to and from a hotel.
  • National Airline: Libyan Arab Airlines (suspended temporarily winter 2012)
  • Note: Passenger opinions about TIP.
  • More information about travel to Libya
MADAGASCAR
Madagascar has one major international airline near its capital, Antananarivo.
  • Name of Airport: Ivato International Airport
  • Airport Code: TNR
  • Location of the Airport: 9 miles (14 km) north of the capital Antananarivo.
  • Getting to and From the Airport: Taxis are readily available at the airport, try and get an official taxi since the drivers have more knowledge of the whereabouts of the main hotels.
  • National Airline: Air Madagascar
  • More information about travel to Madagascar

MALAWI
Malawi has one major international airport outside its capital, Lilongwe. The country's commercial capital, Blantyre, also has an airport used primarily for regional flights.

Lilongwe

  • Name of Airport: Kamuzu International Airport
  • Airport Code: LLW
  • Location of the Airport: 12 miles (24 km) north of the capital city, Lilongwe.
  • Getting to and From the Airport: An airport shuttle bus takes passengers to the main hotels in town and leaves every half hour during the day. Taxis are also available. Local transport (buses and minibuses) will take you to the center of 'Old Town'.
  • Official Airport Web Site:
  • National Airline: Malawi Airlines (scheduled to start service Jan 2014)
  • Note: Bureau de change, restaurants, post office, car rental and tourist information is available at the airport.
  • More information about travel to Malawi

Blantyre

  • Name of Airport: Chileka International Airport
  • Airport Code: BLZ
  • Location of the Airport: 15 km north of the city center, Blantyre.
  • Getting to and From the Airport: Taxis are available, you'll be bargaining for a good price. Local buses pass the airport on their way in to town outside the airport gates.
  • National Airline: Air Malawi
  • More information about travel to Malawi

MALI
Mali has one major international airport outside its capital, Bamako.

  • Name of Airport: Senou International Airport
  • Airport Code: BKO
  • Location of the Airport: 17 km south west of the city center (Bamako).
  • Getting to and From the Airport: Taxis are readily available from the airport, those with a "taxi" sign on top are shared taxis and will be cheaper.
  • National Airline: Air Mali International (Aerienne du Mali)
  • Note: Mopti (airport code: MZI) is a popular small airport in Mali for tourists interested in visiting the Dogon Region and Timbuktu.
  • More information about travel to Mali

MAURITIUS
Mauritius lies in the Indian Ocean and has one major international airport in the south eastern part of the island.

  • Name of Airport: Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (also known as Plaisance International Airport)
  • Airport Code: MRU
  • Location of the Airport: 26 miles (41 km) from the capital Port Louis.
  • Getting to and From the Airport: Taxis are readily available as well as car services to all parts of the island from the airport. Most hotels offer transfers to and from the airport.
  • National Airline: Air Mauritius
  • Note: Passenger opinions about MRU.
  • More information about travel to Mauritius
MOROCCO
Morocco has several international airports; its main one is in Casablanca where you'd fly into from North America.

Casablanca

  • Name of Airport: Mohammed V International Airport
  • Airport Code: CMN
  • Location of the Airport: 30 km from Casablanca
  • Getting to and From the Airport: A regular train service goes to and from the airport from 7am to 11pm. A shuttle bus is also a good option and operates from 7am to midnight traveling to and from Casablanca's main bus terminal in the center of town. Taxis are readily available, make sure you state the hotel you wish to go to, fares are fixed (should be 250 Dirhams).
  • Official Airport Web Site: Mohammed V International Airport (in French)
  • National Airline: Royal Air Moroc
  • Note: Exchanging money, car rentals, hotels and tours can be arranged from a variety of operators at the airport.
    Passenger opinions about CMN.
  • More information about travel to Morocco

Marrakech

  • Name of Airport: Al Menara Airport
  • Airport Code: RAK
  • Location of the Airport: 4 miles (7 km) outside of the city center.
  • Getting to and From the Airport: Private taxis and shared taxis are readily available at the airport. If you're staying inside the walls of the old town you have to take a private taxi (shared taxis aren't allowed to drive in). A local bus service stops just outside the airport as well and drops people off at the many city square. Note they don't change travelers cheques at the airport, just cash, but there is an ATM machine.
  • National Airline: Royal Air Moroc
  • Note: Passenger opinions about RAK
  • More information about travel to Morocco
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