Victoria Falls Airport

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Victoria Falls Airport
VictoriaFallsAirport arrivals.jpg
Summary
Airport typeCivil
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe
ServesVictoria Falls
LocationVictoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Elevation AMSL3,490 ft / 1,064 m
Coordinates18°05′45″S 25°50′20″E / 18.09583°S 25.83889°E / -18.09583; 25.83889Coordinates: 18°05′45″S 25°50′20″E / 18.09583°S 25.83889°E / -18.09583; 25.83889
Map
VFA is located in Zimbabwe
VFA
VFA
Location in Zimbabwe
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 4,000 13,123 Asphalt
Sources: GCM,[1] WAD,[2]

Victoria Falls Airport (IATA: VFA, ICAO: FVFA) is an international airport serving the Victoria Falls tourism industry, and is 18 kilometres (11 mi) south of the town of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Overview[edit]

In April 2013, Exim Bank of China provided a $150 million loan to build the airport's new runway, taxiways and a new terminal to increase the airport's capacity from 500,000 to 1.7 million passengers annually.[3]

The airport operates 12 hours per day, with immigration and customs services available. It offers facilities and services including aircraft parking, cargo and passenger handling, refuelling, weather information, restaurants, duty-free shops, and banking facilities. The airport has shuttle services to hotels and other places in town. There is a variety of tour operators and car rentals. The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority has an office stationed on the premises to assist travellers.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Zimbabwe Bulawayo, Harare, Johannesburg–O.R. Tambo
Airlink Cape Town,[4] Johannesburg–O.R. Tambo
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Eurowings Discover Seasonal: Frankfurt,[5] Windhoek–Hosea Kutako
Fastjet Zimbabwe Harare,[6] Johannesburg–O.R. Tambo,[7] Maun,[8] Nelspruit[9]
Kenya Airways Cape Town, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for VFA at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ "Airport information for FVFA". World Aero Data. Archived from the original on 5 March 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) Data current as of October 2006.
  3. ^ "No airlines for new Vic Falls airport". www.newzimbabwe.com.
  4. ^ "SA Airlink adds Victoria Falls service from July 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Victoriafälle: Eurowings Discover plant neue Langstrecke ab Frankfurt". www.travel-dealz.de.
  6. ^ Liu, Jim. "FastJet outlines Sep/Oct 2020 operations". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  7. ^ Liu, Jim. "FastJet to resume Victoria Falls – Johannesburg service from Dec 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Cheap flights to Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana".
  9. ^ Liu, Jim. "FastJet plans new routes from July 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Kenya Airways moves Vic Fals launch". www.newzimbabwe.com.

External links[edit]

Media related to Victoria Falls Airport at Wikimedia Commons