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Flights to Durban
Looking for flights to Durban? FlightSite's handy info page contains everything you know to get the cheapest flights, how to get around, and what to see while you're in SA's capital of fun and sunshine.
Airlines flying to Durban
King Shaka International Airport (DUR) receives regular scheduled flights from a range of local airlines, including South African Airways, Mango, Kulula Airlines, Airlink, FlySafair, British Airways, Skywise and SA Express.
In terms of international flights, SAA flies from Durban to Maputo, with Emirates operating regular scheduled flights between Durban and Dubai in the UAE. For Durban, locals, cutting out the flight leg between Johannesburg and Durban is a great advantage, as reduces both costs and total trip duration significantly.
Other international airlines flying to Durban, typically via Johannesburg, also include Air Mauritius, British Airways (BA), Air Canada, TAP Portugal, US Airways, Jet Airways (India), EgyptAir and Lufthansa.
Flight times to Durban
The flight time from Cape Town to Durban is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes aboard a Mango Airlines flight. The duration of flights from Johannesburg to Durban aboard both SAA and Mango flights is approximately 70 minutes, making it an ideal getaway destination even on regular weekends.
When is the best time of year to go to Durban?
The answer to this question will depend entirely on your needs and preferences. Durban's climate is generally hot and humid for most of the year, hence scores of South Africans opt to go there on holiday during the winter months. Its reriously sizzling in summer, so if you're into tropical style beach parties, this may be more what you're after.
If you're looking to secure the cheapest flights, bear in mind that flight traffic to Durban will increase around school holidays, long weekends and events such as the Durban International Film Festival, so booking in advance is advised in terms of both seat availability and pricing.
About King Shaka International Airport (DUR)
Abbreviated as KSIA, the airport is situated approximately 35km north of the Durban city centre. It is bordered by the M43 to the north, the R102 to the west and the N2 freeway to the east. The passenger terminal is located at the southern end of the precinct with arrivals handled on the lower floor and departures on the upper floor, with 52 retail outlets offering ample opportunities for shopping. The cargo terminal is situated to the north of the passenger terminal. To view the airport's location in Google Maps, click here.
Things to see and do in Durban
Durban is one of SA's top party cities. Being situated next to the warm Indian Ocean, and offering a warm climate practically all year round, it is a 'hot' spot for sun seekers, excused the pun. uShaka Marine World is also highly recommended for young families, where you can get up close and personal with sharks, dolphins and penguins. With rugby season in full swing, it may also be a good time to catch a match featuring the Sharks in Durban's famous "Shark Tank" stadium - Kings Park. For those with a taste for cultural exploration, the Indian District is a must.
Airfare specials to Durban
Several airlines have run specials recently, including a R1 sale run by Fly SAFAir. The popular domestic routes tend to attract various specials from most of the domestic airlines, so it's advisable to keep checking FlightSite to avoid missing out.
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