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Delta to launch a nonstop flight to Cape Town

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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