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Delta Launches Direct Flights Between Atlanta and Cape Town



Delta's customers now have more options to connect to South Africa from the US with the launch of nonstop service between the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Cape Town International Airport. The inaugural flight will be operated on 17 December, 2022.


“Offering our customers new and additional access to these international cultural powerhouses is central to our unwavering commitment to connect the world,” said Joe Esposito, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Network Planning.


With the addition of service to Cape Town from Atlanta, the largest airline hub in the world, Delta will expand on its leading position serving Africa, providing 10 times weekly service to South Africa specifically, via Cape Town and Johannesburg.


The three-weekly service will be operated on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays using an Airbus A350-900. Flights will depart Atlanta at 8:50 p.m and arrive Cape Town at 6:15 p.m next day. Flights will leave Cape Town at 10:50 p.m and arrive Atlanta at 8:00 a.m next day. All times are local.


Delta offers a choice of four experiences—Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin. Those traveling in Delta One will enjoy refreshed amenities and services including artisan-made Someone Somewhere amenity kits, soft and comfortable bedding made from recycled materials, pre-departure beverage service, chef-curated three-course meals and decadent desserts featuring build-your-own ice cream sundaes.  


Delta Premium Select, the airline’s premium economy cabin, includes more space to relax and stretch out with a wider seat with deeper recline and an adjustable footrest and leg rest. These customers will also receive upgraded amenity kits, noise-canceling headsets, blankets and memory-foam pillows to help them arrive rested and refreshed.


In the months ahead, Delta will continue to evolve the Delta Premium Select experience, with onboard enhancements designed with customers’ well-being in mind and personalized experiences that go beyond the seat.


Customers can look forward to an elevated dining experience, premium service touchpoints and new one-of-a-kind amenity kits featuring thoughtfully curated travel essentials.


Whether customers want to unwind, sleep, work or catch up on the latest in-flight entertainment on Delta Studio, they can plan on arriving at their final destination refreshed and re-energized.


All customers will have access to Wi-Fi onboard and Delta’s best-in-class seatback entertainment, while powering up their own devices with in-seat power and USB ports. Customers will also enjoy refreshed premium food and beverage options from small businesses, suppliers from across the globe.


Delta Vacations, a Delta Air Lines company, will help travellers go beyond the flight with elevated, all-in-one vacation experiences to Cape Town.

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