Old airport just plane eerie

2014-11-06 00:00

THE only things flying in and out of the old Durban International Airport terminal are the birds.

Known until 1994 as Louis Botha Airport, the once-thriving aviation hub — Durban’s premier airport from 1951 to 2010 — could easily be substituted for a film-set in a zombie or apocalyptic thriller.

Just prior to 2009 the airport underwent a R1,5-billion upgrade.

Standing in the darkness, broken only by flickering fluorescent lights that illuminated briefly the eerie VIP lounge and abandoned retail and restaurant stores and breathing in the stale air, there was no doubt that last plane had left the building – but the birds have made it home.

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