Delta Goes Daily From Cape Town to Atlanta

Delta Air Lines is expanding its South Africa network, introducing a new, seasonal “triangular” route from Atlanta to Johannesburg to Cape Town back to Atlanta starting December 2, 2022. The four-times-weekly route will complement nonstop service from both Cape Town and Johannesburg to Atlanta. This means 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 and 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.”

The new route offers international travel only—customers are unable to travel domestically from Johannesburg to Cape Town. For the seasonal “triangle route, flight DL236/237 departs from:

  • Atlanta at 6 p.m. to arrive in Johannesburg at 4:05 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Johannesburg at 6:20 p.m. to arrive in Cape Town at 8:35 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Cape Town at 10:50 p.m. to arrive in Atlanta at 8 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

The nonstop Atlanta-Cape Town service commences December 17 and will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays using the Airbus A350-900. The service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to Cape Town International Airport (CPT) departs at 8:50 p.m. and arrives in CPT at 6:15 p.m. the next day. The return flight departs CPT at 10:50 p.m. and arrives in ATL at 8 a.m. the next day.

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