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Harare Intl Airport

Harare International Airport
Airport type Joint (Civil and Military)
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe
Location Harare
Elevation AMSL 4887 ft / 1490 m
Coordinates 17°55′54.5″S 31°05′34.25″E / 17.931806°S 31.0928472°E / -17.931806; 31.0928472Coordinates: 17°55′54.5″S 31°05′34.25″E / 17.931806°S 31.0928472°E / -17.931806; 31.0928472
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 15,500 4,725 Asphalt

Harare International Airport (IATA: HRE, ICAO: FVHA) is an airport in Harare, Zimbabwe. The airport is operated by Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe and is the hub of Air Zimbabwe. The Airport was constructed by an engineering Company called Integrated Contracting Engineers , which is owned by Leo Mugabe nephew of the President Robert Mugabe .The airport's runway, at 4,725 metres (15,502 ft), is one of the longest in Africa. It compares with OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, whose longest runway measures 4,418 metres (14,495 ft). The reason for this is that both are "hot and high" airports.

In 2004, the airport served 592,437 passengers (+6.9% vs. 2003).

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Botswana Gaborone
Airlink Johannesburg
Air Malawi Blantyre, Lilongwe
Air Zimbabwe Beijing-Capital, Blantyre, Bulawayo, Dar es Salaam, Dubai, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Lilongwe, London-Gatwick, Lubumbashi, Lusaka, Nairobi, Victoria Falls
British Airways operated by Comair Johannesburg
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Lusaka
Kenya Airways Nairobi
South African Airways Johannesburg
TAAG Angola Airlines Luanda, Lusaka

Cargo airlines

  • Avient Aviation (Liège)
  • Martinair Cargo

Accidents and incidents

  • In July 1984, Vickers Viscount Z-YNI of Air Zimbabwe was damaged beyond economic repair in an accident on the ground. It was withdrawn from use as a result and passed to the airports fire department for use as a training aid.
  • On 20 September 1987, Douglas C-47A Z-WRJ of Crest Breeders crashed shortly after take-off following a loss of power from the starboard engine. The aircraft was on a cargo flight, all three crew survived.
  • On 3 November 2009, Air Zimbabwe Xian MA60 registration UM-239 hit five warthogs on take-off. The take-off was rejected but the undercarriage collapsed causing substantial damage to the aircraft.
  • On 5 August 2010, airport authorities staged a fake plane accident at Harare International Airport and told the media that it was a real accident.

Footage and Photos of Harare International Airport

For video footage of what you can expect to see when landing at Harare International Airport refer to: Landing at Harare International Airport

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General Info
Country Zimbabwe
Time UTC+2
Latitude -17.931806
17° 55' 54.50" S
Longitude 31.092847
031° 05' 34.25" E
Elevation 4887 feet
1490 meters
Type Joint (Civil and Military)
Magnetic Variation 008° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry

TWR 118.1
GND 127.3
Opr 0600-1700Z
APP 119.1

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
05/23 15502 x 151 feet
4725 x 46 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME VSB HARARE 078X 113.1 2.1 NM 233.1
NDB SI HARARE - 330 1.8 NM 053.3

Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)
Other Fluids WAI, Water-Alcohol Injection Type, Thrust Augmenation-Jet Aircraft

OX, Indicates oxygen servicing when type of servicing is unknown

CAUTION Bird haz.
FUEL Opr 0400-2200Z (NC-100LL, A1)
MISC Fst 1500' Rwy 05 concrete.

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