Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport

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Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport
Air Zimbabwe.jpg
Boeing 767-200ER (Air Zimbabwe) in 1991
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe
Location Bulawayo
Elevation AMSL 4,359 ft / 1,308 m
Coordinates 20°01′2.75″S 28°37′4.33″E / 20.0174306°S 28.6178694°E / -20.0174306; 28.6178694
BUQ is located in Zimbabwe
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 8,491 2,548 Asphalt
02/20 4,419 1,326 Asphalt

Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport is an airport in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (IATA: BUQ, ICAO: FVBU). Originally known as Bulawayo Airport, it was renamed in honour of Joshua Nkomo, the leader and founder of the Zimbabwe African People's Union in 2001.[1][2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Airlink Johannesburg–OR Tambo
Air Zimbabwe Harare, Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Victoria Falls
Fastjet Zimbabwe Harare (begins 2 July 2018)[3]

New terminal[edit]

The new terminal of Joshua Nkomo International Airport was opened on 1 November 2013.[4]


  1. ^ Paul, Ndou (31 August 2011). "Joshua Nkomo to get more recognition in Bulawayo, street named after him". Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Bafana, Busani (22 June 2001). "Zimbabwe: Row Brewing in Bulawayo Over Renaming Airport After Nkomo". Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
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  4. ^ "Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport opens". 2 November 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 

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