South Africa: Smooth Take-Off for Durban`s New Airport

source: allAfrica
BuaNews (Tshwane)
1 May 2010

Pretoria — Operations at Durban’s new airport, King Shaka International, got off to a smooth start with the first flight taking off five minutes ahead of schedule this morning said Airports Company South Africa (ACSA).

ACSA spokesperson, Colin Naidoo, said while the first day was busy, all was under control.

“Operations are going absolutely very smooth and we are very excited the number of people that are here you would think you are in a shopping mall,” Naidoo said.

He said transition from the old Durban International airport also went very well with no major challenges reported.

South African Airways (SAA) marked the opening of the new airport, situated north of Durban, with a special test flight from [continue reading]

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