update (09 May 2011): The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has postponed the introduction the proposed new levy for domestic and international travelers at the country’s airports citing logistical and administrative challenges.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) is set to introduce an extra user charge for all flights in Zimbabwe from 01 May 2011. Passengers on domestic flights will be charged US$10 and international departing passengers will be charged US$30 per flight.
Passengers also pay US$35 and US$10 per head as a service fee for international and domestic routes respectively. These current passenger service fees are normal operating charges for services rendered to travellers from the time they enter the airport until they get into the aircraft.
According to CAAZ the new user charge is inevitable as the authority needs to raise at least US$400 million over the next 10 years for the redevelopment of the country’s airports.