Ethiopian Airlines is adding Zimbabwe’s second largest city Bulawayo as a new destination from the end of October this year.

 “Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce the launch of flights to Bulawayo, our third destination city in Zimbabwe next to Harare and Victoria Falls, starting from 30 October 2022,” the airline said in a Tweet.

The continued interest in Zimbabwe as a destination is a sign of confidence in the local tourism industry, and aviation market in general.

Meanwhile, authorities have attributed the growing interest in the country by foreign airlines to improved aviation infrastructure.

Meanwhile, the Victoria Falls airport, now has a handling capacity of 1,5 million passengers per year, up from 500 000, and the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo airport was refurbished and upgraded to international standards.

Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest growing airline in Africa and envisages reaching 120 international destinations worldwide by the year 2025. Zimbabwe has witnessed increased interest from various airlines in recent years.