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Delta Set to Begin Nonstop Service From Atlanta to Cape Town


Delta Air Lines is counting down to the start of its new service between Cape Town and Atlanta on Saturday, 3 December, 2022. The service will be operated four times a week by an Airbus A350-900.


The new route will offer more opportunities for customers originating in Cape Town to connect on to scores of destinations across the United States, and a direct route for those in the Americas to visit the highly acclaimed Mother City and Western Cape region.


The new flight builds on the airline’s commitment to the South African market and its current service between Johannesburg and Atlanta, which launched in December 2006. This summer, the airline will operate up to 10 times weekly between South Africa and the United States with a triangular service that kick-starts Delta’s operations in Cape Town.


Delta’s nonstop flights from Cape Town to Atlanta will start effective December 18 and will operate three times weekly with departures on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.


South Africa is the largest U.S. trade partner in Africa, with a total two-way goods trade of USD $14 billion in 2018. Approximately 600 U.S. businesses operate in South Africa, many of which use South Africa as headquarters for their Africa operations. 


Tourism remains a vital part of the South African economy, providing a livelihood for thousands of people. Cape Town and the Western Cape are popular destinations for U.S. visitors, and the U.S. is now the leading point of origin for inbound tourism to South Africa, providing valuable support for the country’s economic recovery.


Customers flying from Cape Town can connect at Delta’s Atlanta hub to more than 200 cities across the U.S., enabling them to reach their final destination on the same day. The airline will offer customers travel options to America’s most iconic and popular destinations including New York, Orlando, Los Angeles and Washington. 


The service also provides cargo opportunities for freight forwarders to conveniently transport goods between the nations. The airline will carry vital cargo to the U.S. including perishables such as fruit, vegetables, and fish as well as machine and auto parts.


Onboard Delta’s flagship A350-900 aircraft, customers will enjoy a choice of cabins. From luxurious fully flat-bed seats with individual aisle access in Delta One and a superior experience with room to relax and unwind in Delta Premium Select to added extras in Delta Comfort+ and a Main Cabin seat with special touches - there’s an experience for every traveller.


Delta flights between South Africa and the United States are available for booking via travel agents, Delta’s reservations team on 011-408-8200 or online at Delta.com.

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