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Hwange Airport

Hwange National Park Airport started operations in 1971 after completion of the construction, which started in 1969 and has been open to public use as a gateway into the Hwange National Park since then. It is located literally at the entrance to the renowned Hwange National Park Game Reserve, which is home to the Big Five, 7.5km off the 265 km peg of the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls main road along the road to Hwange Main Camp. The airport is 75 km away from Hwange Town and 190km from Victoria Falls. It is situated some 8 kilometres from the Bulawayo Victoria Falls Highway and some 60 kilometres from Hwange Colliery.

The airport is a domestic airport with a runway, which is 4 600 meters long (the second longest runway in Zimbabwe) and 30 meters wide. The largest aircraft that can land on this runway is an Airbus A320, which has a capacity of up to 150 passengers depending on the sitting configuration. The Boeing 737, which can carry up to 110 passengers, can also land on this runway. The terminal has a passenger capacity of up to 110 passengers one way per hour at peak. 

The airport is well secured and has Air Traffic Control service as well as Fire Fighting and Rescue services. It is surrounded by a number of lodges notably Hwange Safari Lodge, which is 3,5km away from the airport, and Ganda Lodge, which is 6 km away from the airport.

 

 

 

 
 

 

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