The Victoria Falls International Airport expansion project which is expected to be completed in April 2015 will have the capacity to handle 1,2 million passengers per annum and can also accommodate three Boeing 747 aircraft at any one time. The completion of the runway will also pave way for the contractors to resurface and extend the current runway to convert it to a taxiway. The civil works are expected to be completed in November paving way for the aircrafts to land on the new 4km runway, while electrical works, lighting, air traffic navigation and instrument landing systems will be completed by the end of the project. Upgrades include not only a new terminal building but also three aerobridges, a new perimeter fence, a broader runway to accommodate wide-bodied aircraft, a new fire station, a new control tower plus an extension to the parking area. In keeping with many modern airports, the new terminal will exploit natural light through a glass façade and provide visitors with an incredible first impression of the Victoria Falls area.
Entrance to the Victoria Falls Airport with the Construction site on the Left
Road heading to the current Victoria Falls Airport Terminal
Facing the current International Terminal with the new Terminal in the Distance
Entrance into the current Domestic Terminal, it was revamped before the 2013 UNWTO summit
The current International Terminal which will be converted into the Domestic Terminal
Looking out at the new Terminal Construction site
On-going Construction Work at the new International Terminal