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King Shaka International Airport in La Mercy

King Shaka International Airport

Airport in La Mercy

The new, state-of-the-art King Shaka International Airport (KSIA) is the third largest airport in South Africa.Built to process up to 7.5 million passengers a year, it replaced the old Durban International Airport (DIA), which was decommissioned on the 30 April 2010. The first flight took off without a hitch on 1 May 2010, just over a month before the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The runway length of 3 700 metres will accommodate the latest New Generation Large Aircraft including the A380 Airbus. KSIA is situated at the original La Mercy Airsport, 35 kilometres north of Durban’s city centre.KSIA Help Desk +27 032 436 6758 KSIA information: +27 032 436 6585 Flight information: 086 727 7888International departures: Travellers on international flights are advised to arrive at the airport at least three hours prior to their departure time.Domestic departures: Travellers on domestic flights are advised to arrive at the airport at least one and a half hours prior to their departure time.Distance from Durban city centre 35 kilometresATMs, banking and bureau de change facilities: International Arrivals – Bidvest Bank (Rennies Foreign Exchange), Standard Bank, Nedbank ATM, ABSA ATM and Standard Bank ATM. Banks are on the ground floor of the passenger terminal building.Taxi, limo, bus, shuttle and parking services:Please refer to


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