17 AUGUST 2009


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Article from BTNews 17 AUGUST 2009

Durban and FIFA World Cup 2010

DURBAN will have a new international airport in time for the Football World Cup next year.  Scheduled for completion in May 2010 is the King Shaka International Airport.  Now virtually complete the airport will initially have a single runway 3700m long with a parallel operation planned for the future.  The airport is about 20 miles from the city and connected by the N2 Freeway.  A railway link is intended but work will not start until after the World Cup.  A series of strikes has disrupted work and also at other infrastructure projects including a new 54,000 capacity soccer stadium to be used for the football.  The existing Durban gateway airport is expected to be decommissioned once King Shaka is open. www.kingshakaairport.com

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