As of 12am on 1 May 2010, all Durban-bound flights will land at the brand new King Shaka International Airport (KSIA), which is just 35 kilometres north of Durban’s CBD. Although the existing Durban International Airport (DIA) will officially be decommissioned, it may operate during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in order to accommodate increased flights, if necessary.
A shuttle may be required between the two airports if your flights out and in are scheduled to happen before and after the change-over and visitors should allow for extra time to travel between the city and KSIA. The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) will provide a shuttle transfer for people who have left their cars at DIA from 1 May to 8 May 2010 at no extra cost. Thereafter, transfers will be the responsibility and financial cost of each individual.