New Victoria Falls International Airport terminal opens


Cape Town - A brand new Victoria Falls International Airport terminal was opened to passengers on Wednesday, 2 December.

Although the state-of-the-art $150 million Victoria Falls International Airport will only be officially opened on Sunday, 13 December, David Chawota for the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) confirmed that the airport was operating recently, All Africa reports.

Chawota was speaking at the International Civil Aviation Day celebrations in Harare on Friday, 4 December.

The airport expansion was funded by the China Exim Bank, All Africa reports.

NEW - Check out Traveller24's new flights search/booking tool and special flight deals

Its face-lift included upgrading the domestic terminal building, a new 4km runway, the new international terminal and the construction of a new fire station and new control tower.


Construction of the new international airport in #victoriafalls is coming along! Looks great! #travelwithaat #vicfallsairport

A photo posted by Africa Albida Tourism (@africa_albida_tourism) on



Chawota says the CAAZ's vision is for the Victoria Falls International Airport to become a gateway to Central and Southern Africa, boosting tourism.

He hopes for the regional hub to become offer world-class aviation services by the end of 2020.

According to Airport Manager Ronnie Masawi, the new terminal can accommodate up to 1.5 million passengers a year, Tourism Update reports.

Masawi said Air Zimbabwe, SAA, BA Comair, flyafrica and fastjet were currently operating to the airport, while Qatar airlines are also looking into launching flights to the airport.

HAVE YOU WATCHED: Crazy tightrope walk over Vic Falls


Want to share your travel experiences? Email 
info@traveller24.com. You can also join us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Is social media doing more harm than good?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, our children are exposed and we can't protect them
49% - 6172 votes
Yes, but social media is part of the new reality
45% - 5653 votes
No, it's great for growing a child's world view
5% - 657 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
14.12
+0.1%
Rand - Pound
19.82
+0.2%
Rand - Euro
17.04
+0.1%
Rand - Aus dollar
10.90
+0.1%
Rand - Yen
0.13
-0.1%
Gold
1,825.61
+0.6%
Silver
27.01
+0.1%
Palladium
2,868.50
+0.3%
Platinum
1,207.50
-0.5%
Brent Crude
69.32
+1.1%
Top 40
60,211
-2.1%
All Share
66,169
-1.9%
Resource 10
69,474
-3.1%
Industrial 25
82,513
-1.5%
Financial 15
12,499
-1.1%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo