As more and more international airlines announced this year their launch of flights to Durban ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, a great boost to East Coast tourism in South Africa is expected. One of the leading international airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, joined Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines and Proflight in the new line up of leading airlines, which will commence flights to King Shaka International Airport.

These airlines join Air Mauritius and Emirates, who already fly to Durban, to offer consumers even more choice. Industry insiders believe that this influx of international operators servicing South Africa’s third largest city will inject an energised enthusiasm into the local East Coast tourism sector.

Durban already has the makings of a world class city – with fantastic attractions such as the nearby Drakensberg mountains, which is also a World Heritage Site. Other attractions include the cultural tourist sites found in the KZN Midlands and the Zululand, as well as the celebrated beaches, which lie south and north of Durban.

With many other world class attractions to keep visitors and tourists entertained – such as the ICC for business and the first rate stadium in Moses Mabhida, there are so many activities to look forward to. Visitors from every corner of the globe and from all walks of life can look forward to exploring the revitalised Golden Mile and enjoy an unforgettable time spent in Durban.

Enjoy More Choice For Travel In Durban

Durban and its surrounds offer so much to the traveller, with many superb facilities to boot. While the new interest from international carriers signal a boost to the KZN Tourism and local economy, residents of the great city of Durban will also enjoy heightened access to many new overseas hubs. They can connect directly to many international routes without having to fly to Cape Town or Johannesburg first.

The King Shaka International Airport is just over five years old now, and still able to handle the arrivals of new airlines. The cutting edge terminal can handle a capacity of 7.5 million passengers yearly, but only at present accommodates about 4.5 million passengers. The airport also works in close tandem with the KZN government and the City of Durban and various other hospitality entities to ensure passengers enjoy a safe and convenient journey.

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