Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Packed King Shaka airport turns away fans
7 July 2010, 20:47
Airport overwhelmed by VIP plane rush
By Wendy Jasson da Costa
Hundreds of soccer lovers who were hoping to fly to Durban for the semifinal between Spain and Germany are still stuck at airports around the country and could not make it in time for them to watch the match.
What was supposed to be the end to a brilliant world cup streak for the city turned into a nightmare when King Shaka International airport could not accommodate anymore aircraft as its parking area was full.
Frustrated fans vented their frustrations on twitter during the match. This is what some of them had to say.
I am f*****g convinced we got shack-dwellers running the bloody Durban airport! I wonder how many paying fans will not get to see the game??
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Comments by Sonny
What impact will this have on the FIFA administration?
Where was Seff Blatter and Danny Jordaan?