Air Services

A key Dube TradePort Corporation objective is to facilitate the establishment of new regional and international air services to and from Durban.

King Shaka International Airport (KSIA) has established itself as one of Africa’s preferred passenger and cargo airports. The airport – located in the centre of the Dube TradePort precinct – provides the nucleus around which a world-class freight and passenger logistics facility is giving effect to the creation of a highly competitive operating environment, conducive to the attraction of a wide range of investors, operators, users and tenants.

Dube TradePort has an attractive airline route development support programme and is committed to expanding international air connectivity, which is facilitating the growth of cargo, trade, investment and leisure opportunities.

Direct Domestic and International Route Connectivity




Quick Facts

  • Passenger Terminal Capacity: 7.5 million passengers per annum;
  • Cargo capacity: 100,000 metric tonnes per annum;
  • 34 aircraft stands with 16 stands connected via air bridges;
  • Ability to accommodate Code F aircraft operations;
  • Direct routes from KSIA connect you to over 700 international destinations with just one stop;
  • International passenger growth at KSIA increased by 82% between 2011 and 2016;
  • Cargo volumes increased by 246% between 2011 and 2016;
  • Awarded Skytrax Best Airport in World Handling under 5 Million Passengers (2013, 2015);
  • Located 30 mins from Durban Harbour, the 4th largest container port in the Southern Hemisphere; and
  • Located 90 mins from Richards Bay Harbour, Africa’s deepest seaport.


Latest Accolade

King Shaka International Airport won the best regional airport in Africa in the Skytrax World Airport Awards in 2019 and Best Airport Staff in Africa for airports serving 5-10 million passengers. The global awards are a recognition of an airport by passengers. 

Current Airline Customers

The following airlines operate scheduled flights to and from King Shaka International Airport:

AirlinkAir MauritiusAir NamibiaBritish Airways operated by ComairEmiratesFly SafairKulula.comMangoProflight ZambiaQatar AirwaysTurkish Airlines

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