New Victoria Falls International Airport officially opens
Nov 19, 2016: On November 18, 2016, the new $150 million Victoria Falls International Airport officially opens its new and upgraded facilities to the world, according to the recent news reports. The new airport has the capacity to handle 1.5 million passengers per annum - triple its previous volume - and is capable of landing some of the world's largest aircraft.
Zimbabwean hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) welcomes the major development, which is set to usher in a new era of tourism to the region.
“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,” says AAT’s chief executive, Ross Kennedy. “The socio-economic benefits will be widespread as increased and new access drives the tourism sector’s growth with arrivals from additional source markets.”
Kennedy added that increased interest was shown in the new Victoria Falls International Airport at the World Travel Market – a major global travel trade show – held in London last week. “I met with many tour operators, media, and airlines at the show, and I can confirm that interest is very high and the travel industry is excited by the opening.
“Zimbabwe remains a ‘hot destination’ on the schedules of many tour operators across the globe,” Kennedy said.