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The network of commercial airports is being expanded to facilitate trade and tourism under a Government programme, according to Airports Company of Zimbabwe (ACZ) chief executive officer Tawanda Gusha with the present eight to be joined by at least one in every province.

Government has already embarked on the expansion and modernisation of Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport at a cost of US$153 million.

The eight commercial airports are: RGM International Airport in Harare, Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International in Bulawayo, Buffalo Range and Masvingo airports in Masvingo, Hwange and Victoria Falls International in Matabeleland North, and Kariba and Charles Prince in Mashonaland West although Charles Prince is right on the edge of Harare in Mount Hampden and tends to concentrate on the light aviation for the metropolitan area, leaving RGM International for the major passenger and cargo services.

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