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"KwaZulu-Natal Travel and Tourism Boost"
Comair will provide a new boost to travel and tourism between London and Durban with news of their new direct flight between the two cities, unveiled at Tourism Indaba on 8th of May 2011.
Previously either the traveler from London had to go to Johannesburg or Cape Town first and then take a local flight to Durban, or opt for a little costly option of flying with Emirates Airline going via Dubai. Currently, the only international carrier using the airport is Emirates Airline.
The Comair direct fly will run between London Gatwick Airport and King Shaka International Airport, Durban.
The agreement was signed among Comair and the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government. Comair already operates twenty-three daily flights into King Shaka Airport, making it the biggest user of the airport and the largest local private airline.
KwaZulu-Natal economic development and tourism MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu stated that they hoped to be able to announce the first flight in 12 months.
The accord follows strong efforts by KwaZulu-Natal government to boost tourism and trade in the region by improving airlift.
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