Delta Announces Cape Town-Atlanta Nonstop Flights
Delta Air Lines has announced it’s adding a brand-new nonstop flight from Cape Town, South Africa, to Atlanta, USA, effective 18 December 2022. Complementing the airline’s existing service between Johannesburg and Atlanta, the flight will operate three times weekly, offering customers over 200 onward connections across the U.S. and beyond.
Delta’s new Cape Town flight will operate using the airline’s new, state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 aircraft featuring all four Delta cabin experiences – Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+, and Main Cabin. The flight will operate on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays conveniently timed to depart Cape Town at 10:50 p.m. and arrive in Atlanta at 08:00 a.m. the next day. Customers can connect to destinations including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Orlando, and Miami via Atlanta.
“Delta has proudly served South Africa since 2006 and with strong customer demand for travel we are delighted to announce our first nonstop flight from Cape Town to Atlanta,” said Jimmy Eichelgruen Delta’s Director – Sales for Africa, Middle East & India.
“Cape Town is the center of Western Cape tourism and commerce, while Atlanta is the world’s leading hub and gateway to the Americas. Linking these two cities will allow even more opportunity for growth in both business and leisure sectors in the Western Cape region.”
Cape Town’s mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis said he is thrilled by the announcement, and that “this flight will offer unprecedented access to Cape Town for travelers from the Southeastern United States and, indeed, the whole of North America. I anticipate a steady stream of visitors looking to make the most of the unique business and tourism opportunities our vibrant city has to offer. Capetonians look forward to offering the warmest South African welcome to Delta’s customers as they arrive in the country’s Mother City.”