Travellers will soon be able to use Gatwick Airport to travel to Durban.
Last week (Sunday May 8th) a development project by the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government and Comair reached an agreement that direct flights would be operated between the London travel hub and King Shaka International Airport, Business Day reported.
Comai, a local airline, offers 23 flights to the King Shaka Airport each day, making it the largest user of the travel hub.
Mike Mabuyakhulu, MEC for KwaZulu-Natal economic development and tourism, said that details on the first flights would be announced during the next 12 months.
Currently, Emirates Airline is the only international carrier that uses the African travel hub, a situation which the government wants to change.
In addition, the London Airport has also begun offering easyjet flights to Amman, Jordan.
Flights depart the facility every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 12.50 BST and touch down in Jordan at 20:00 local time.