|Traditional Zimbabwean dancers welcome Ethiopian Airlines's inaugural flight into Victoria Falls International Airport|
THE launch of Ethiopian Airlines’ new route into Zimbabwe’s top resort town has been hailed as “a significant catalyst for tourism growth in #Zimbabwe and across the region” by industry leader Ross Kennedy. Ethiopian Airlines became the first international airline to launch flights into the new Victoria Falls International Airport.
The African heavyweight will fly to #VictoriaFalls from Addis Ababa four times a week, enabling tourists from major cities in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa to enjoy hassle-free connections via Addis Ababa.
On March 1, South African Airways boosted its capacity by 88 seats, by launching an Airbus A330-200 to service its daily route between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls; On May 1 Kenya Airways will launch direct flights from Nairobi to Victoria Falls and on to Cape Town; on July 2 SA Airlink will launch direct flights between Cape Town and Victoria Falls six days a week.
These four flights alone could bring as many as 80,000 additional tourists a year into Victoria Falls.
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