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] Google Maps[3]

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 had 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 1.7million passengers annually.[4]

The airport operates 12 hours per day, with immigration and customs services available during operating hours. It offers airport facilities and services, including aircraft parking, cargo and passenger handling, refuelling, weather information, restaurants, and duty-free shops.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 also happens to have an office stationed on the premises to assist all travellers who have any sort of challenge.

The Victoria Falls VOR-DME (Ident: VFA) is located on the field.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Airlink Cape Town[6]
Air Namibia Windhoek-Hosea Kutako[7][8]
Air Zimbabwe Bulawayo, Harare, Johannesburg-OR Tambo
British Airways Johannesburg-OR Tambo
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Gaborone[9]
Fastjet Zimbabwe Harare, Johannesburg-OR Tambo[10]
Kenya Airways Cape Town, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta[11]
South African Airways Johannesburg-OR Tambo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for VFA at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ Airport information for FVFA at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  3. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps.
  4. ^ "No airlines for new Vic Falls airport". www.newzimbabwe.com.
  5. ^ "Airport VICTORIA FALLS INTL". www.fallingrain.com.
  6. ^ "SA Airlink adds Victoria Falls service from July 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  7. ^ https://www.namibian.com.na/72103/read/AirNam-cancels-flights-to-Zimbabwe
  8. ^ https://www.thevillager.com.na/articles/14139/air-namibia-resume-flights-to-zimbabwe/
  9. ^ "Ethiopia Airlines Opens Vic Falls Route – ZimEye". www.zimeye.net.
  10. ^ http://www.chronicle.co.zw/fastjet-to-reintroduce-johannesburg-vic-falls-flights/
  11. ^ "Kenya Airways moves Vic Fals launch". www.newzimbabwe.com.

External links[edit]

Media related to Victoria Falls Airport at Wikimedia Commons