Durban King Shaka Int'l Airport
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2440m x 61m
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- Air Mauritius
Comair (South Africa)
South African Airways
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- Air India
Air New Zealand
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Virgin Atlantic Airways
King Shaka International Airport (KSIA) is the principle airport serving Durban, South Africa. The airport opened for commercial services in 2010 shortly before the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, replacing the decommissioned Durban International Airport. Durban International was replaced due to runway constraints, with its 2,400m runway limiting operations to short-haul passenger and cargo services. King Shaka International has a much longer runway (3,700m), which has enabled to airport to attract intercontinental services. King Shaka International has extensive connections to major cities and towns in South Africa, in addition to regional services within southern Africa and intercontinental services to the Middle East.
Location of Durban King Shaka Int'l Airport, South Africa
Ground Handlers servicing Durban King Shaka Int'l Airport
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Alongside the launch last week of non-stop service to Beijing, South African Airways (SAA) has been working on improving its connections in Africa, and has recently launched service to three Central African destinations: Pointe Noire in the Republic of the Congo, Kigali in Rwanda and Bujumbura in Burundi. This follows expansion last year into Ndola, Zambia.
British Airways franchisee Comair reported a strong net profit for the year ended 30-Jun-2011, however external factors are expected to create a challenging environment ahead. The South African carrier reported a slightly smaller operating profit for the year and the second lowest operating profit in the past six years. FY2010 saw a strong operating profit due to the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup, which gave most South African carriers a temporary boost. The effects of this period however have been cut short by the rising cost of fuel, increase in ACSA tariffs and general economic conditions. FY2012 is expected to be a challenging period for Comair and it has suspended any significant growth plans in anticipation of this. Comair is still implementing its fleet renewal programme, which will see it and its wholly-owned low cost subsidiary Kulula operate a fleet of next generation B737s.
The development of Lanseria Airport - a secondary airport servicing Johannesburg - as a regional hub is progressing for both Comair brands, but particularly for Kulula. While the carrier is readying itself for tough operating conditions ahead, its new hub is set to benefit from high investment, construction projects and increased capacity.
South African Airways (SAA) expects to report its third straight consecutive year of profit, achieving an unusual level of stability for a flag carrier that was in a near constant state of restructuring for most of the last decade. SAA is now starting to resume expansion, focusing primarily on growing its intra-African operation and offering new east-west connections. However, questions linger over the carrier’s ability to take on the rising Middle Eastern carriers as they continue their expansion into Africa.
There's "BRIC" and "N11" and now CIVETS, a disparate collection of countries (Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa) that are all dynamic emerging economies with inflation under control and sophisticated financial systems with an absence of "sovereign debt bombs". In addition they have youthful populations. They also share common problems that could influence airport investors adversely, such as unemployment and corruption. In the final report in this series, we analyse South Africa.
Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) reported an overall traffic increase for Apr-2011 for Cape Town International Airport, Durban King Shaka International Airport and Johannesburg Oliver R Tambo International Airport. The three busiest airports in Africa all showed an increase of at least 5% on Apr-2010, with the self-described “hub of southern Africa”, Johannesburg OR Tambo, increasing its traffic from a year ago by 8.1% passengers. All three airports have shown month-on-month increases since 2009.
South Africa's Lanseria International Airport’s newly published five-year plan calls for expansion including the extension of its runway to accommodate A300s and B767s and the construction of a new passenger terminal and hotel. The LCC 1Time will soon join rival kulula.com there, ending kulula’s scheduled service monopoly. The end result, together with the experience the Lanseria management accrued with private jets during the World Cup, is some real opposition for the first time in the Johannesburg area to ACSA’s O R Tambo Airport.
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