King Shaka International Airport (FALE) was conceptualized in the 1960’s when it was realized that the old Louis Botha/Durban International airport (FADN), to the south of Durban, would soon reach its capacity.
Construction began in 1973 and by 1975 the earthworks and a storm drainage system to the value of R320 million were completed. By 1982, the project was halted due to the economic slowdown. A local Micro light club made use of the grassed over runway. The new airport was named La Mercy Airport (FALE) after the town of La Mercy located five kilometers east of the airport.
Construction at the airport site recommenced on the 24 August 2007 and the airport was opened on the 1st of May 2010. King Shaka International Airport (FALE) is located 35 kilometers (22 miles) from the City of Durban.
IMPORTANT SYSTEM FILE UPDATE:
This package contains an update that will update the default Flight Simulator X / Flight Simulator X : SE / Prepar3D airports for the Durban Area. Durban Intl (FADN) will be closed, King Shaka Intl (FALE) will be added and Virginia (FAVG) will be moved to the correct location further inland.
- Highly Detailed Airport Buildings.
- Accurate Runway/Apron Lighting.
- Fully AI-Traffic compatible.
- Corrected layout with accurate road network and added vehicle traffic.
- Fully configurable installer - No computer experience needed to install!
- FTX Global Ready!
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (SP2/Acceleration/Gold/Steam Edition) • Windows VISTA or better • Pentium Intel I3 or better) • 4 GB System RAM • 1Gb DirectX 9 graphics card • 605 MB Disk Space • Download Size 149 MB • ZIP File provided for Mac/Linux users (Manual Install)