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Durban’s new King Shaka International Airport opens

3-May-2010 12:51 PM

Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) General Manager, Terence Delomoney, announced the opening of Durban’s new King Shaka International Airport on 01-May-2010 without any "untoward incidents" (Sapa, 01-May-2010). The USD43.1 million airport has capacity to handle 7.5 million passengers p/a. The former Durban International Airport was closed on 30-Apr-2010, as airlines moved the new airport. Acsa denied reports that the new airport would not be able to handle night flights, with Navigation Services handling the last daily flight at 10.30pm local time. Its 24-hour operations are expected to commence Jun-2010. South African President, Jacob Zuma, will officially open the airport on 08-May-2010.