Zimbabwe Opens New $150m Victoria Falls International Airport - Wontra Travels



Zimbabwe Opens New $150m Victoria Falls International Airport

Last week, Zimbabwean President – Robert Mugabe commissioned the new Victoria Falls International Airport. The new look Airport is located 18km (11 mi) south of the Victoria Falls town in Matabeleland North and serves as the gateway to Victoria Falls, a world heritage site. Expansion of the airport, which began in 2013, was funded through a 150 million-dollar-loan from China Export Import Bank and handled by China Jiangsu International. Built to accommodate the world’s largest aircraft (4km long & 60 metres wide runway), the Victoria Falls International Airport now has the capacity to handle 15 million passengers yearly (three times its previous volume) and expandable to accomodate rising number of tourists.

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