Airports Company of Zimbabwe is expected to commission a new terminal at the RGM International Airport which was constructed and upgraded by a Chinese contractor China Jiangsu International.
The US$153 million expansion of RGM International Airport is now complete and is expected to be commissioned in July according to the Airports Company of Zimbabwe.
“We are thrilled to announce that the new RG Mugabe Airport will be commissioned on 13 July 2023. Get ready for a world-class travel experience with state-of-the-art facilities and top-notch services,” said in a statement.
China Jiangsu International is expected to hand over RGM International Airport’s newly completed terminal to the ACoZ anytime this month while the refurbishment of the older terminal area is set to be finished by December this year.
Law enforcement agencies have said they have adequate human resources deployed so far while closed-circuit television systems are in place for video surveillance.
The construction at the main terminal is complete and only a few final touches were made while the state-of-the-art VVIP pavilion is almost ready.
Travelers will start using the extension by the end of this month with the Airport expected to see more International Airlines opening routes to Harare as well as increasing tourist arrivals.
The airport will be a regional aviation hub able to handle around 600 passengers annually, from the current 2.5 million passengers.