KwaZulu-Natal’s Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, says the province is expecting more international flights to arrive this week following the lifting of lockdown regulations.

On Sunday, KwaZulu-Natal welcomed its first international flight since the start of the lockdown at the King Shaka International Airport in Durban. The Qatar Airways flight landed in the afternoon.

Addressing the media, Dube-Ncube said the arrival of international flights will boost tourism and the economy of the province.

“This means a lot for us in KZN, for our tourism and business travellers and also for our economy. It is a breath of fresh air. A lot of work behind the scenes that the teams have put in to ensure that there are no glitches as we welcome our first direct international flight following the long six months of lockdown. We are very excited because we have this time following that KZN has already had 6 million travellers coming here, this means we will start all over again,” says Dube-Ncube.

KZN MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube says KwaZulu-Natal prepared for foreign tourists: