Zimbabwe recorded a rise of 52.3 p.c within the variety of each home and worldwide flights in 2022 in comparison with the earlier yr, because the tourism sector continues to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Zimbabwe Nationwide Statistics Company (ZIMSTAT) stated Monday.
The variety of flights elevated to 50,640 in 2022, up from 33,254 flights recorded in 2021, the ZIMSTAT stated in its transport statistics report for the interval 2018-2022 launched Monday.
“For the interval 2018 to 2022, the yr 2020 recorded the bottom variety of each home (8,013) and worldwide flights (9,005),” the ZIMSTAT stated.
After persistently declining from 2018 to 2020, the variety of air transport passengers rebounded in 2021, with the nation’s predominant airport, Robert Gabriel Mugabe Worldwide Airport, within the nationwide capital of Harare, recording a 97.3 p.c improve in air passengers in 2022 in comparison with the earlier yr, the ZIMSTAT stated.
Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Worldwide Airport within the second largest metropolis of Bulawayo registered an 82.6 p.c improve in air passengers in 2022 in comparison with the earlier yr.
The ZIMSTAT stated worldwide air passengers accounted for greater than 80 p.c of the entire air passengers in the course of the 2018-2022 interval.