Delta Airlines has announced that it will launch a nonstop flight between Atlanta and Cape Town. The announcement comes just a day after United announced a nonstop flight between Washington DC and Cape Town.
Starting 17th December 2022, Delta will operate 3-flights-a-week between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Cape Town International Airport with the following schedule:
- Atlanta-Cape Town
- Departure time: 20:50
- Arrival time: 18:15 (the next day)
- Flight time: 14 hours and 25 minutes
- Flight number: DL210
- Frequency: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays
- Cape Town-Atlanta
- Departure time: 22:50
- Arrival time: 08:00 (the next day)
- Flight time: 16 hours and 10 minutes
- Flight number: DL211
- Frequency: Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays
The flights will be operated by Delta’s Airbus A350-900 aircraft featuring 32 Delta One Suites (Business Class Suites), 48 Delta Premium Select seats (Premium Economy seats), 36 Delta Comfort seats (extra-legroom Economy Class seats) and 190 standard Main Cabin seats (Economy Class seats).
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All passengers will have a personal inflight entertainment screen and access to Wi-Fi onboard. Delta says that in the months ahead, it 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”. The airline says that
Joe Esposito, Senior Vice President – Network Planning, Delta Airlines, said:
Offering our customers new and additional access to these international cultural powerhouses is central to our unwavering commitment to connect the world. As we continue to invest in our leading-airline position in Atlanta, we know our customers will enjoy unparalleled connectivity to Delta’s global network, coupled with our award-winning hospitality, whether they’re traveling for business or pleasure.
Raphael Warnock, Senator, United States, said:
I was to honored to support the efforts of my home state airline with the Department of Transportation in order to obtain non-stop flights from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Cape Town International Airport in South Africa. This announcement further solidifies Hartsfield-Jackson’s position as a leading gateway to the world, improves our nation’s access to Africa and will be an economic boon to the greater Atlanta region, generating as much as $150 million annually.
With the addition of service to Cape Town from Atlanta, Delta will expand services to Africa, providing 10-times-a-week service to South Africa specifically, via Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Featured image by Delta Airlines
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