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Through a route development support programme for airlines flying into Durban.
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Durban Direct works to support airlines and introduce direct air services into Durban’s King Shaka International Airport. Durban Direct offers an attractive airline support programme, together with marketing support programmes, to assist airlines in starting and growing air services.
Durban Direct is a committee responsible for route development at Durban's King Shaka International Airport in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Constituted by multiple entities and government departments responsible for driving the development of tourism, economic development and transport, including the airport authorities.
Led by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs, Durban Direct members include: South African Tourism, Tourism KwaZulu-Natal, Durban Tourism, Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal, Invest Durban, Enterprise iLembe Economic Development Agency, Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone, Airports Company South Africa and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife.

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  • A Prime Tourism Destination

  • A Prime Tourism Destination

  • A Prime Tourism Destination

Why Durban,

South Africa

Top Reasons to Land Here:

1. Population

  • South Africa's 2nd most populated province of KZN - 12.9 million
  • City of Durban - 3.5 million

2. Economy

  • South Africa's 2nd largest economy: 16% contribution to the country's GDP.
  • One of the fastest-growing regions in the country.

3. Business & Trade

  • Boasts 2nd highest work export and import propensity
  • 2nd highest level of industrialization in South Africa
  • Houses the 2 largest seaports in the Southern Hemisphere handling approximately 80% of South Africa's cargo

4. Tourism

  • Diverse and popular leisure destination
  • Heritage, Beach, Adventure, Safari attracts 1.3 million foreign visitors
  • 13.9 million domestic visitors per annum

International Airlines Flying to Durban

Over 250 destinations worldwide
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Domestic Airlines Flying to Durban