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Airport Name: King Shaka International Airport Airport Address: King Shaka Dr, La Mercy, KwaZulu-Natal 4407 Main Airlines:
King Shaka International Airport , abbreviated KSIA, is the primary airport serving Durban, South Africa. Located in La Mercy, KwaZulu-Natal, approximately north of the city centre of Durban, it opened its doors to passengers on 1 May 2010, just over a month before the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It replaced Durban International Airport and uses the same IATA airport code. The airport was designed by Osmond Lange Architects and Planners and cost (about ). In spite of the high costs, the airport was designed without a viewing deck and travelators.
Although the larger airport was built to grow the area's international services, it is also a key airport for domestic services throughout South Africa, serving the 'Golden Triangle' between Cape Town International Airport , O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, and KSIA itself with 7 airlines. KSIA was the 9th busiest airport in Africa according to 2010 statistics, despite not being open for the first four months. cn * Source: Wikipedia
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