oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Pietermaritzburg Airport runway lands new technology : market contribution
With Pietermaritzburg being the capital of the KwaZulu-Natal Province, it had become necessary to upgrade the city's airport. The airport had gradually lost popularity over time due to growing dissatisfaction with the level of comfort on the Jetstream aircraft, perceptions of unreliability, diversions to Durban and some fears about safety. The ailing airport experienced a 25% decline in passenger numbers from 2006 to 2009.
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