24 July 2018

Zimbabwe: Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport undergoes a major facelift! [update]

update (12 May 2019): Runway maintenance is currently taking place until the 01 August 2019; flight schedule changes may come into effect.

Zimbabwe's main international airport, Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport (HRE, formely known as Harare International Airport) in Harare, is set to undergo a major facelift. Funded by the Chinese government and carried out by China Jiangsu International from China, the upgrade and expansion of the airport is expected to last three years and cost US$153 million. The modernization of the airport in Harare will include the expansion of the international terminal building and aprons, installation of four new air bridges, a secondary radar system, the airfield ground lighting system, the communication systems and construction of a VVIP (not just a VIP...) pavilion and new satellite fire station. The annual passenger handling capacity will grow from the current 2.5 million to 6 million.

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