The third busiest route in South Africa is the Durban – Cape Town route. There are a number of airlines competing on this very lucrative route. There are more than 20 daily scheduled passengers flights on the Durban to Cape Town route. The first flight of the day takes off at 06h00, and the final flight of the day departs at 19h10. Cape Town International receives flights from Durban from 5 different airlines. Mango Airlines, FlySafair and Kulula are the low cost carriers operating on the route. South African Airways and British Airways Comair are the all inclusive airline operating flights on the route.
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Durban’s airport is named King Shaka International Airport (DUR). The airport is situated 35km north of Durban’s CBD. King Shaka International Airport, also known as La Mercy Airport, officially opened on the 1st of May 2010. The airport was upgraded for the FIFA Soccer World Cup, and opened a month before the tournament kicked off. The airport receives around 9 million passengers a year, making it the 9th busiest airport in Africa.
King Shaka International Airport has public transport operating from the airport to the city centre. The bus service departs the airport every 30 minutes. There are a number of shuttle services and taxi companies that operate in and around the airport. Travellers are advised to make sure that the taxi is licences and registered to operate at the airport before making use of the service. For more information on transport services around the airport click here.
Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is South Africa’s second busiest airport. The airport is situated 15 kilometres from Cape Town’s CBD. Cape Town International Airport is the only airport in Cape Town that offers scheduled passenger services. The airport has both domestic and international terminals. The airport is Africa’s most award winning airport, having won the title of Africa’s leading airport on numerous occasions. The airport services approximately 8 million passengers a year.
Getting to the city or to your home from Cape Town International is easy. There are a number of companies that offer transfer services from the airport to any location in the greater Cape Town area. The airport does unfortunately not have a train services, but there is public transport available in the form of a bus service. The bus stop is situated just outside of the airport to the west of the terminal building. Taxis are also available at the airport. If you do chooses to take a taxi please make sure that the taxi is registered to operate at the airport. Transfers can be booked through companies like Cape Town Airport Shuttle and Citi Shuttles.
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