POLITICS

Mnangagwa rushes Mugabe Airport upgrade

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa recently officially commissioned the upgrading of Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport funded through a $153 million loan facility from China's Eximbank.Addressing ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

$153 million Mugabe airport upgrade begins

President Mnangagwa yesterday commissioned the $153 million Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport upgrading and rehabilitation project, as Government modernises the country's infrastructure to m...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Mnangagwa to officiate at Mugabe airport groundbreaking ceremony

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to officiate at the groundbreaking ceremony of the modernisation of Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport tomorrow. The project is being funded from a $1...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 July 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Victoria Falls airport attracts more airlines

VICTORIA Falls International Airport is overwhelmed by visitors, a development that has seen some airlines either increasing frequency or introducing bigger planes to meet demand.The new look facility...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 July 2018

POLITICS

No red carpet for Mugabe at his airport

FORMER President Robert Mugabe limped home to the humiliation of being consigned to watching his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa's reception party wait to receive him complete with a spread out...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Vic Falls mock plane crash tests airport response plan

EMERGENCY service providers in Victoria Falls had an opportunity to test their reaction time yesterday after receiving an aircraft plane crash alert, which later turned out to be a hoax.Several fire t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Parliament okays $153m airport deal

The National Assembly yesterday ratified the $153 million Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport expansion project following the signing of a loan agreement between Government and China Eximbank ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Govt seals airport upgrade funding

Government has secured US$153 million from China for the expansion of the Harare International Airport with reconstruction work set to start in November.The China Export Import Bank has extended the l...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Only sewer upgrade at JMNkomo airport

GOVERNMENT yesterday officially commissioned a $1,2 million upgraded sewer system at the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport on the outskirts of Bulawayo.The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabw...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 April 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

CAAZ in airports upgrade drive

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (Caaz) is seeking financial advisors to help in the raising of funds for proposed capital projects at various airports across the country.It is understood that...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Vic Falls Airport capacity utilisation increases

VICTORIA Falls International Airport's capacity utilisation has risen from 21 to 26 percent recently while tourism players recorded a 20 percent boom in business owing to consistency by airlines in se...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 March 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Solar project for Vic Falls airport

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) is considering proposals from prospective investors who have expressed interest to establish a solar farm around the Victoria Falls International Airpor...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 March 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Masvingo airports set for upgrade

Buffalo Range and Masvingo airports are set to be upgraded to international standards, with Chinese investors having shown interest to partner Government in the two projects.Buffalo Range Airport is i...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 February 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

$253m for airports upgrade

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (Caaz) is working on plans to splash millions of dollars on airport development and refurbishment as it seeks to spur economic activities such as tourism and t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 February 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Govt to refurbish Hwange National Airport

GOVERNMENT is planning to refurbish the underutilised Hwange National Park Airport into an international facility with some investors already showing interest in the project, a Cabinet Minister has sa...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 February 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Airport for Beitbridge

GOVERNMENT is planning to build a state-of-the-art airport in Beitbridge as part of an initiative to transform the town, a Cabinet Minister has said.Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister,...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 January 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Victoria Falls Airport overwhelmed by visitors

The recently-commissioned $150 million Victoria Falls International Airport has insufficient capacity to meet burgeoning air traffic demands, spurring a problem of congestion and delays.As traffic con...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 January 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Airport experience 35% uptick in traffic

The recently-commissioned $150 million Victoria Falls International Airport has experienced a 35% increase in passenger traffic within a few months of its launch, an official has said. Civil Aviation...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 September 2017

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Calls for Manicaland airport intensify

Industry, commerce and political players in the eastern region have piled pressure on government to construct a standard airport in the province to resuscitate the region's tourism.Mutare is the count...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 September 2017

BUSINESS NEWS

Convert Grand Reef into international commercial airport

THE Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe (HAZ) Manicaland chapter has called on the government to transform the military-owned Grand Reef Airport into an international commercial airport to make the pr...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 August 2017

BUSINESS NEWS

Harare airport to undergo major upgrade

Harare International Airport will undergo various upgrades to accommodate the growing demand for air travel, both domestically and internationally.Top government officials said the focus was not only ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 August 2017

BUSINESS NEWS

Vic Falls gets boost from airport expansion

THE expansion of the Victoria Falls International Airport has seen global arrivals increasing by 25 percent in the first half of this year, but industry players say there is need for government to ens...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 August 2017

AFRICA NEWS

Roadblocks, stop and searches at OR Tambo airport

The issue of crime in and around South Africa's busiest airport is being addressed at national level, with Minister of Police, Fakile Mbalula announcing added new measures to be put into place over th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 July 2017

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

CAAZ works on Harare airport upgrade funding

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) is finalising the financing model for the US$153 million upgrading of Harare International Airport to pave way for the resumption of civil works.The exp...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 July 2017

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Zimbabwe airports underused

THE Zimbabwe National Tourism Master Plan (ZNTMP) has found that the three major airports in the country, in Harare, Bulawayo and Victoria Falls are underexploited by nearly 75% despite millions of do...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 July 2017
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