Cape Town gets another direct flight to the US


Delta Airlines has announced a new non-stop route from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to Cape Town International Airport.

The new route between Atlanta and Cape Town will be available early December 17, the airline said. It comes as part of the airline’s expansion from the world’s largest aviation hub, based in Atlanta, to Africa.

“We are now going to offer a service to South Africa ten times a week via Cape Town and Johannesburg,” it says.

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The Cape Town-Atlanta connection is the second direct route announced in as many weeks, after the Cape Town-Washington connection announced by United Airlines last week.

United Airlines said the new direct flights between Washington Dulles Airport and Cape Town will make it the first airline to offer non-stop round-trip flights from the US political capital to South Africa.

The Washington-Cape Town flights start on November 17, tickets are already available for the route.

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United will soon offer a total of 19 weekly flights to Africa – in addition to these new flights to Cape Town, in 2021 the airline launched non-stop flights from New York/Newark to Johannesburg and Washington DC to Accra, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria. the airline.

The two American airlines have been embroiled in a dispute over the flight frequency to Cape Town since February this year.

According to Business Insider, both airlines have requested additional flights to Cape Town with the US Department of Transportation. Both airlines had to plead their respective cases with the department as the existing bilateral agreement between the two countries limits the number of flights between the two countries.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation then assigned three weekly frequencies each.

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