Victoria Falls International is now open for business

Zimbabwe has officially opened its new and upgraded facilities at Victoria Falls International Airport. The new €140-million international airport has the capacity to handle 1.5 million passengers per year.

IOL reports that the new airport’s volumes have been tripled in the project. The airport has a four-kilometre runway, a state-of-the-art control tower – which is said to be one of the most advanced in Africa – and a fire station. The world’s largest aircraft can now land at the airport, that is close to Zimbabwe’s main tourist attraction of Victoria Falls. Tourism experts expect that the new airport will have a significant impact, taking the destination and region to a new level in terms of arrivals.

The international terminal boasts 14 check-in counters, nine boarding gates, three baggage carousels, shops, two restaurants, 28 aircraft parking bays and parking facilities. The domestic terminal features six check-in counters, two passenger security-screening facilities, one restaurant and three coffee shops, eight other retail outlets and a business-class lounge.

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