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Zimbabwe sees an increase in air passenger and traffic movement

Posted 10 August 2016 · Add Comment

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has reported it expects a further increase of passenger traffic.

David Chawota, general manager, said the general increase in passenger movement averaging 10 percent was as a result of the joint marketing efforts with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority as well as the implementation of Meetings Incentives Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) tourism to Zimbabwe.

 

Chawota said: “It is true that we have been recording an increase in passenger traffic at our airports and we do expect this trend to not only continue for the rest of the year but to accelerate on the back of our efforts to develop our facilities.

 

He added that CAAZ has been providing ‘quality service’ at the country’s airprts, as well as safety and security programmes.

 

The country is also seeing an increase in airlines.

 “Last year airlines like Fast Jet and Fly Africa brought in new markets that stimulated new demand from different sections of the population. In addition to that, there is a general tourism growth and aviation growth spurred by lower fares,” said Chawota. “All these have led to a growth in passenger traffic and aircraft movement at all our airports.”

 

 

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