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Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport

Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport

Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport was established in 1956 then known as Salisbury Airport. It is located 15 kilometres south of Harare City, the capital of Zimbabwe. The airport is the main gateway into Zimbabwe and a natural Gateway into Southern Africa.

The capital city of Zimbabwe, Harare, is a beautiful, light-filled, open city; high on the country’s central plateau. It is a city of modern buildings, wide thoroughfares, beautiful parks, gardens and a multiplicity of scenic tourist attraction sites within and around the city peripheries.  

Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport is the largest airport in Zimbabwe, which boosts of a 4725 meters long and 46meters wide runway, capable of handling wide bodied aircraft such as the Boeing 777/B747 aircraft or equivalent. The International passenger terminal building is capable of handling   2 million passengers per annum whilst the domestic passenger terminal can handle 500,000 passengers. Work is in progress for the expansion of the current existing international passenger terminal building and associated landside & air side infrastructure. After the completion of the expansion and renovation works of the current existing terminals the airport annual passenger capacity will increase to six (6) million passengers per annum.


Facilities and services


  • 60 shops comprising internet cafes, restaurants, banks, bureau de change, offices fashion boutiques, information centre and numerous other terminal facilities.
  • The airport operates 24 hours per day seven days a week
  • Three carrousels, two conveyor belts
  • Three aerobridges.
  • 28 check-in counters available
  • Domestic terminal aircraft parking space capable of accommodating ten large aircraft at a given time.
  • International terminal Aircraft parking space - Two light  aircraft bays, 6 large aircraft bays
  • Fire cover category 9, two fire stations (Main and satellite stations manned 24/7).
  • Aircraft fuel (JET A1 and AVGAS) always available from HAFS and PUMA at the airport.
  • Re-fuelling services
  • Aircraft parking and aerobridge docking
  • Catering services
  • Aircraft, passenger and cargo handling services.
  • Airside shuttle buses.
  • Long & short term car park services
  • Ground transportation services, Car rental and Airport taxis services
  • Medical services and pharmacies
  • ICAO Code: FVRG
  • IATA Code: HRE
  • Runway Designation: 05/23
  • Runway strength: PCN50 F/A/W/T
Aerial view of Robert Gabriel Mugabe International and Domestic Terminal