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International Flights from Durban
Removing the Durban – Johannesburg leg of any flight saves precious time. Here are the new airlines now flying direct out of Durban to the world:
Turkish Airlines – flying four times per week to Istanbul and beyond
Qatar Airways – flying four times per week to Doha and beyond
Ethiopian Airlines – flying three times per week to Addis Ababa and beyond
Proflight – flying three times per week to Lusaka and beyond
Learn more about how King Shaka International Airport is shaping up to be Durban’s state-of-the-art gateway to the world here.
An actively conservationist airport, King Shaka International Airport is the first commercial airport to have a bird radar system to raise awareness about any hazardous bird movements, and actively supports protection of Rhinos with the support of local celebrities. A costly R6.8 billion project, it’s geared up to service 7.5 million travellers per year with copious space and state-of-the-art, fully automated airfreight handling facilities.
Durban’s award-winning King Shaka International Airport (code DUR) is an engineering masterpiece and now it’s making waves as South Africa’s latest international hub as it gears up to compete with Cape Town International Airport and OR Thambo Airport. First opened in May 2010 as part of South Africa’s preparations for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, King Shaka International Airport is modern and well equipped and has just added a few top international airlines to its offering, now connecting Durban to over 200 destinations worldwide.
Located 35km north of Durban and Umhlanga in the La Mercy region, King Shaka serves domestic jet setters as well as those travelling abroad with a host of world-class carriers joining the likes of Emirates, Air Mauritius, SAA and most local carriers flying in and out of Durban, making it an easily accessible hub for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. For the first time ever, Durbanites and visitors to South Africa’s East coast can fly directly in and out of destinations that were previously only accessible with a stopover in Johannesburg or Cape Town. With more flights and more destinations on offer, King Shaka International Airport is making travel easier than ever for those living in Kwazulu Natal.
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Old Durban Airport
The old Durban Airport lay south of the city. It was formerly known as Louis Botha Airport, and more recently as Durban International Airport. It’s currently not in operation but there are widespread rumours that have been going around the Durban community about its use. Some quip that it’s being used as a military base for the South African Air Force and others have speculated that it will be used by Hollywood producers to film large scale action movie scenes. Other less imaginative theories have said that the old Durban Airport is currently being used as a freight storage facility. More recently it emerged that the old airport will be used to expand the capacity of the Durban harbour. King Shaka Airport is about three times bigger than the old Durban Airport.
King Shaka Airport Car Hire
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Many car rental companies operate from King Shaka Airport, including all the familiar names like Budget, Avis, Europcar and Hertz. Walk to the left as you leave the terminal building to find the Car rental kiosks at King Shaka Airport. Don’t forget your driver’s license.
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