Aviation industry targets standardisation of airports to world-class status

By Lisa Masuku

THE local aviation industry is working on upgrading airport infrastructure to world-class standards to promote Destination Zimbabwe. 

The Airport Company of Zimbabwe (ACZ), which is now a separate entity from the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) was officially launched in Bulawayo this Wednesday on the sidelines of the ongoing Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF).

The company pledged to upgrade the country’s airports to international standards.

“We are coming into the industry with a focus on bringing focused development in the aviation space so that we promote destination Zimbabwe.”

Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Honourable Felix Mhona, who officiated at the launch said the Airports Company of Zimbabwe’s infrastructure development programme will enable the country to attain its national vision of an upper-middle-income economy by 2030.

“By having vibrant airports you are promoting the ease of doing business and it’s also in tandem with the national development strategy.”

The Airport Company of Zimbabwe is superintending over the upgrade of the Robert Mugabe International Airport which is set to be completed by June next year.

Some of the airports which will be improved include the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport, Victoria Falls International Airport, Masvingo, Kariba, Buffalo Range and Hwange Airports.

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