Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) stated the new Durban King Shaka International Airport will commence operations on 01-May-2010 (Xinhua, 16-Apr-2010). The new airport covers an area of 19,500 sqm and has capacity 7.5 million passengers p/a. ACSA reportedly announced plans to sell the existing Durban Airport site following its decommissioning in May-2010, when the new facility opens (Fin24.com, 18-Apr-2010). General Manager, Terence Melomoney, stated there is no deadline to sell the airport but "we'd like to do it as soon as possible".
Durban Airport to commence operations on 01-May-2010
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