Durban International Airport (DUR)
History, Facts and Overview
(Durban, South Africa)
THIS AIRPORT CLOSED IN APRIL 2010
Formerly the Louis Botha Airport, the Durban International Airport of today first came into existence in 1951, when it comprised just one main grass runway. Several years later, ownership of the facility passed to the Department of Transport and a passenger terminal was built in 1955.
Cash machines and bureaux de change desks are on hand in both the Arrivals and Departures halls, while a branch of the ABSA is also available, together with a small post office.
There are around a dozen different types of shops at Durban's airport including duty-free outlets and branches of Hambe Kahle, Vodashop and Ocean Africa, while bars and eateries are also in good supply and include the ever-popular Spur Family Restaurant.
The executive Premier Lounge is available for all passengers, regardless of airline or seat.