Victoria Falls International Airport ignite international interest

Victoria Falls International Airport ignite international interest
Published: 17 November 2016 (1644 Views)
Hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism welcomes the commissioning of the new $150 million Victoria Falls International Airport, which is set to usher in a new era of tourism to the region.

The airport, which now has the capacity to handle 1.5 million passengers per annum, tripling its previous volume, and is capable of landing some of the world's largest aircraft, will be officially opened on Friday by President Robert Mugabe.

Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) chief executive Ross Kennedy said interest is very high internationally and that the travel industry is excited by the opening of the new Victoria Falls International Airport.

"The positive impact of the new Victoria Falls International Airport will be very significant and should take the destination and region to a new level in terms of arrivals.

"The socio-economic benefits will be widespread as increased and new access drives the tourism sector's growth with arrivals from additional source markets".

The airport features a 4km runway, a state of the art control tower, which is one of the most advanced in Africa, and a fire station, equipped to respond to fire and medical emergencies.

Facilities at the international terminal include 14 check-in counters, nine boarding gates, three baggage carousels, a dozen shops, two restaurants, 28 aircraft parking bays and parking facilities for 400 vehicles.

The domestic terminal features six check-in counters, two passenger security screening facilities, one restaurant and three coffee shops, eight other shops and a business class lounge.

- Byo24News

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