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Durban International Aiport

Although the Durban airport is called an International Airport, there are very few international flights to Durban (a notable exception being Emirates). Up to the mid 1990s it was known as Louis Botha Airport.

Durban International Airport helpdesk

Automated flight Information

+27 (0)31 451 6758

Tel 086 72 77 888

Durban International Airport in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Durban airport crime syndicates

Durban Airport is a hotbed of crime. The most common modus operandi of the crime syndicates is to identify passengers who have laptops with them, and follow their rental vehicle to the holiday, and break into the vehicle and steal the laptop.

Airlines

These airlines fly to and from Durban International Airport:

BA/Comair:  Tel +27 (0)31 450 7000

SA Airlink Airlines:  Tel +27 (0)31 408 1029

1 Time Airlines: Tel  0861 345 345

Emirates SA Tel 0861 364728

SA Express:  Tel +27 (0)31 450 2256

Mango Airlines: 0861 162646

Kulula.com:  Tel 086 158 5852

South African Airways:  Tel +27 (0)31 250 1111 / 450 3388

Car rentals

Avis

Europcar Durban

First Car Rental

Thrifty Car Rental

Woodford Car

Europcar at Durban Airport

Banking

Foreign exchange

Banks

Automated teller machines (ATMs)

A bureau de change, on the ground floor of International Arrivals and International Departures, is open when international flights arrive and depart.

ABSA, which is in the public concourse, opens 30 minutes before the first flight and closes 30 minutes after the last flight. Tel: +27 (0)31 408 1408

First National Bank, Nedbank, Standard Bank and ABSA Bank have ATMs in the public concourse.

Transport

Airport shuttle services

These shuttle buses leave from the departures terminal:

  • Super Shuttle:  Tel +27 (0)31 465 1606 / 1660

  • Cheetah Coaches (to Pietermaritzburg):  Tel: +27 (0)333 420 2666

  • Coastal Motor Transport Bus Service (to Durban):  Tel: +27 (0)31 465 5573


Taxis

These taxis companies also operate from the departures terminal:

  • A Hassan Taxis:   Tel +27 (0)31 564 0734

  • Aussies Radio Taxis:  Tel +27 (0)31 309 7888

  • Boshoff Taxis:  Tel +27 (0)31 306 6330

  • Checkers Radio Taxis:  Tel +27 (0)31 465 5573

  • Eagle Radio Taxis:  Tel +27 (0)31 337 2442

News

24 Sep 2009

Airlink flight 8911 crashes 400m from Durban International Airport, after reporting smoke from the rear and engine failure.

1 Sep 2009

Emirates begins international flights between Durban and Dubai.

12 Dec 2008

Durban International Airport is cordoned off due to a bomb scare (which turns out to have been a hoax). Several flights had to be diverted.