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Big tourism boost for Zimbabwe from expanded Victoria Falls Airport
The date for the official launch of the new Victoria Falls International Airport is not yet confirmed, however, there has been speculation that it will take place later this month.
The Zimbabwe Civil Aviation Authority (ZCAA), owners, and managers of the country’s airports, have just announced that the modernization, renovation, and expansion works at Victoria Falls International Airport are now complete, including a totally-refurbished domestic terminal.
While the date for the official launch, expected to be performed by President Robert Mugabe, is yet to be confirmed, there has been speculation that the ZCAA is looking at later this month when AFRAA, the African Airline Association, is holding their Annual General Assembly in Victoria Falls with Air Zimbabwe the host airline this year.
This would provide a continental if not international attendance by AFRAA AGA delegates to showcase to them the new airport facilities which were put into place over the past three years, an opportunity hard to miss in spite of the short time between now and the AFRAA event.
Zimbabwe, as a landlocked country, depends to a large extent on arrivals of tourists by air, and the new airport will give a perfect welcome to visitors who come to see the magnificent Victoria Falls, tour the nearby national parks, and sample the best of Zimbabwe’s hospitality, including the world famous Victoria Falls Hotel.