Delta Air Lines is adding a brand-new nonstop flight from Cape Town to Atlanta, effective December 18.
These direct flights will complement the airline’s existing service between Johannesburg and Atlanta, and will operate three times weekly.
The new Cape Town flights will operate using the airline’s new, state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900, with all four Delta cabin brands – 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 22h50 and arrive in Atlanta at 08h00 the next day. Customers can then connect to many destinations including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Orlando and Miami.
“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 centre 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,” said Eichelgruen.
Geordin Hill-Lewis, Mayor of Cape Town, said he was thrilled by the announcement of this direct route. “This flight will offer unprecedented access to Cape Town for travellers 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.”
Tapping into Delta’s community-focused and sustainability efforts, customers travelling in Delta One will enjoy refreshed amenities and services including artisan-made Someone Somewhere amenity kits, and soft, comfortable bedding sets made from recycled materials. Onboard service elements include a pre-departure beverage service, chef-curated three-course menu and decadent desserts.
Delta Premium Select, the airline’s premium economy cabin, includes more space to relax and stretch out with a wider seat with deeper recline and an adjustable footrest and leg rest, upgraded amenity kits, noise-cancelling headsets, blankets and memory-foam pillows.
All passengers will have access to WiFi on board and Delta’s best-in-class seatback entertainment, while powering up their own devices with in-seat power and USB ports. Customers are promised refreshed premium food and beverage options from small businesses, suppliers from across the globe and woman- and LGBTQ+-led brands.
Delta’s network offers its customers over 200 onward connections across the US and beyond.