Address: King Shaka Dr, La Mercy, 4407, South Africa
IATA Airport Code: DUR
ICAO airport code: FALE
Alias: King Shaka International Airport
The airport was only opened 10 years ago, just before the World Cup. King Shaka is located 18 miles from the center of Durban. By car (taxi, rental car, etc.) it takes 30-40 minutes. This costs 600 ZAR (32 USD) by taxi. It takes 10 minutes longer by bus, but then you only pay 80 ZAR. The airport has 1 terminal. There are 3 floors in the terminal, of which the ground floor is for the arrivals, the first floor is for check-in counters and departures and the second floor is the lounges. At both the departures and arrivals area there is a separation after security for domestic and international Durban Airport Arrivals.
There is 1 runway of 12,100 feet. With this length, DUR Arrivals are possible for the largest aircraft such as the Airbus A380. There are not many international Durban King Shaka Airport Arrivals. Those who do have a route are Turkisch Airlines from Istanbul, Qatar Aiways from Doha, Emirates from Dubai and Air Namibia from Windhoek. There are also flights to the beautiful Mauritius with Air Mauritius. The domestic Durban Arrivals are with the airlines Airlink, British Airways (also to London Heathow), FlySafair, Mango, Kulula.com and CemAir. Despite the limited international air traffic, it has doubled from ten years ago. The domestic flights are not going that fast, but that continues to grow steadily. Last year in 2019, there were 6,099,628 passengers at the airport. That was 50,753 Durban King Shaka Arrivals and Departures.