Delta Air Lines is expanding its South Africa network, introducing a new, seasonal “triangular” route from Atlanta-Johannesburg-Cape Town-Atlanta starting December 2, 2022. The four-times-weekly route will complement nonstop service from both Cape Town and Johannesburg to Atlanta and mean both cities will have daily operations to the U.S. by the end of this year.
“As demand for travel increases, we’ll be offering our largest-ever schedule between South Africa and the U.S. this summer,” said Jimmy Eichelgruen, Delta’s Director – Sales for Africa, Middle East & India. “Thanks to this added connectivity, customers will have access to more than 160 cities in North and South America, giving people even more opportunity to reconnect or expand business ties between our two countries, which U.S. Government data estimated to be worth $17.8 billion in 2019.”
All of Delta’s South Africa flights are operated using Airbus A350-900 aircraft with four product experiences Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin. Those traveling in Delta One will enjoy refreshed amenities and services including artisan-made amenity kits, soft and comfortable bedding made from recycled materials, pre-departure beverage service, chef-curated three-course meals and decadent desserts featuring build-your-own ice cream sundaes.
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. Customers can also look forward to an elevated dining experience, premium service touchpoints and new one-of-a-kind amenity kits featuring thoughtfully curated travel essentials, in addition to noise-canceling headsets, blankets and memory-foam pillows to help them arrive rested and refreshed.
Meanwhile, all customers will have access to Wi-Fi onboard for purchase and Delta’s best-in-class seatback entertainment, while powering up their own devices with in-seat power and USB ports as well as premium food and beverage options from small businesses, suppliers from across the globe and woman- and LGBTQ+-led brands.
The new route offers international travel only – customers are unable to travel domestically from Johannesburg to Cape Town.
The seasonal “triangle” route will operate as follows:
|Flight||Departure||Arrival||Days of the week|
|DL236/237||Atlanta at 18:00||Johannesburg at 16:05||Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun|
|Johannesburg at 18:20||Cape Town at 20:35||Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat|
|Cape Town at 22:50||Atlanta at 08:00||Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat|
The nonstop Atlanta-Cape Town service begins Dec. 17 and will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays using the Airbus A350-900.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Cape Town International Airport
- Departs ATL at 8:50 p.m.
- Arrives CPT at 6:15 p.m. (next day)
Cape Town International Airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
- Departs CPT at 10:50 p.m.
- Arrives ATL at 8:00 a.m. (next day)