King Shaka International Airport opens 1 May 2010
On my way to work this morning, I drove past the new Durban Airport King Shaka International Airport, which is looking awesome. I cannot wait for it to open on the 1st of May, when the first aircraft will be touching down. The airport is a MAJOR upgrade for Durban’s existing airport, and is now a fully fledged international airport. Provision has been made for the worlds largest aircraft the Airbus A380 to also land there.
The schedule for the first couple of flights on 1st of May looks something like this: (full schedule here)
Airline DEST F/N TIME AIRCRAFT SAA DUR-JNB SA 528 6:30 319 SAA DUR-JNB SA 530 7:00 738 1TIME DUR-JNB 1T220 07:00* MD 1TIME DUR-JNB 1T220 07:00* MD KULULA DUR-JNB MN636 07:10* 737 SAA DUR-JNB SA 534 7:40 738 SAA JNB-DUR SA 531 8:00 319 SAA DUR-PLZ SA 1344 8:05 CRJ KULULA JNB-DUR MN607 08:10* 737 1TIME JNB-DUR 1T209 08:10* MD 1TIME JNB-DUR 1T209 08:10* MD MANGO JNB-DUR JE229 08:20* 738 SAA DUR-JNB SA 538 8:40 738
I found a couple of really cool pics on the Skyscrapercity forums of the new airport.
To see a full gallery of the pics check out this post