King Shaka International Airport is a new generation airport with a 3.7 km runway – the longest sea-level runway in South Africa – that is capable of accommodating the world’s largest aircrafts with two rapid taxi-ways and the capacity to handle 23 air traffic movements per hour.
The airport terminal, owned and operated by Airport Company South Africa (ACSA), has the capacity to handle 7.5 million passengers per annum in its first phase and is currently facilitating 5.4 million passengers.
King Shaka International Airport (KSIA) was voted the top regional airport for Africa in the Skytrax World Airport Awards from 2013 to 2016 and was placed second in the 2016 ACI in the Best Airport in the Middle East/Africa category.
- The current airport infrastructure and 3.7 km (1.8 mile) runway can accommodate the largest jetliners;
- Capacity to handle 7.5 passengers per annum, increasing to 45 million by 2060;
- Up to code F aircraft;
- 34 aircraft parking bays;
- 16 jet bridges;
- 72 check-in counters;
- 18 self-serving kiosks; and
- 1961 car parking spaces.