Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Images: King Shaka International Airport



King Shaka International Airport is situated at the site that was the old La Mercy microlite air strip, 35km north of Durban on KwaZulu Natal’s Dolphin Coast.

The passenger terminal is 19,500m² in size and will begin by housing 18 passenger aircraft stands, accommodating both domestic and international travelers. It is to have a capacity rate of 7.5 million passengers a year, before its already anticipated expansion.

The runway is set at 3,700m in length and is designed to contain New-Generation Large Aircraft including the A380 Airbus. Amenities for police, military, VIP, general aviation and aircraft maintenance hangers are also being catered for.

The finishing touches are all that remains and the cutover date from Durban’s current airport to the new airport, has been confirmed as Saturday 01 May 2010.

For more information regarding the changeover, read masterbuilders.co.za news article titled “King Shaka International Airport”.

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1 comment:

Parag said...

The new airport would host the R1,35-billion Dube TradePort, which would combine the airport with an adjacent trade port consisting of a trade zone, linked to the airport airfreight component, a support zone consisting of hotels, conference facilities and business parks, as well as an agricultural zone.
Durban airport