Located seven miles south-east of Harare, Harare
International airport is both a civil airport and home to the
Air Force of Zimbabwe. Until the 1990s it was a popular
international airport when many countries were refusing to fly to
however today it is used
mainly by African airlines such as
Air Malawi, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airlines, South African
Airlines amongst a few others including of course, Air Zimbabwe.
There are additionally direct flights to London from the
airport. Generally Harare airport is considered a good airport to
travel to and from. Unlike many other airports in Africa the
staff are polite and courteous and there is no hint that a bribe
would help expedite the customs and baggage processes.
this is because the airport is very much under used and built to
handle many more flights that it currently caters for, not least
because in many ways Zimbabwe is considered a pariah state
largely shunned by the international community. Despite this
more recent reports indicate that a lack of investment is
leading to a deterioration of the airport. The airport is fairly small and by mid evening, around 9.30pm,
its pretty much deserted save for some cleaners and a couple of
security staff. Now make a virtual landing at Harare airport in the video
below then check out our Zimbabwe pages for more information
about the country and what its like living there.
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