King Shaka International Airport was officially opened in 2010 and has since garnered many accolades. The airport was voted the top Regional Airport for Africa in the Skytrax World Airport Awards in 2013 to 2016, and was second in the 2013/2014/2015/2016 ACI for the Best Airport in the Middle East/Africa category. In 2016 the airport was voted by Skytrax for the Best Airport Staff in Africa!

Durban is rated as the “event city” of South Africa and the airport works closely with strategic partners including, EThekwini Municipality, Convention Bureau, ICC Durban, Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tourism KZN, Durban Tourism, Dube TradePort, Trade and Investment KZN and others to ensure our airport is always ready to welcome tourists, business and conference delegates.

Shaka International Airport is a strategic member of the KZN Route Development Committee, KZN Growth Coalition and Tourism KZN amongst others, we are a key economic driver. Attracting long-haul international flights, which provide greater opportunities for the local manufacturing sector to export globally and removes potential hurdles for international travelers visiting the province. This has allowed the province of KwaZulu-Natal to expand the potential to grow both our tourism business and trade.