Delta Air Lines Resumes Johannesburg Flights, Restoring All Pre-Covid Service to Africa

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Delta Air Lines Resumes Johannesburg Flights

Delta Air Lines Resumes Johannesburg Flights

Delta Air Lines has announced the return of nonstop service between Atlanta and Johannesburg on August 1. That’s the carrier’s longest nonstop flight and it marks the full restoration of service to all of the carrier’s pre-COVID markets in Africa.

The news comes more than a year after pausing flights due to COVID-19. Delta’s markets in Africa also include Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal; and Lagos, Nigeria.

“Delta has proudly served South Africa for more than 15 years, and we’re thrilled to return to a market so highly sought after by tourists,” said Joe Esposito, S.V.P. – Network Planning. “Two-thirds of Americans report making summer travel plans, and with demand growing rapidly alongside U.S. vaccination rates, we’re bringing back more flights and destinations to deliver on their anticipation to get back out in the world and reclaim the joy of travel.”

Johannesburg flights will operate using the Airbus A350-900, marking the debut of one of Delta’s newest aircraft in its fleet between the U.S. and South Africa. The aircraft features the award-winning Delta One Suites and Delta Premium Select cabins, large seat-back entertainment screens and high-capacity overhead bins and other enhancements. Customers flying to South Africa will also enjoy new onboard content this summer.

Delta’s service between Atlanta and Johannesburg will operate as follows:

Flight Departs Arrives Operating Days
DL 200 ATL at 7:00 PM JNB at 4:30 PM (next day) Wed/Fri/Sun
DL 201 JNB at 10:55 PM ATL at 9:15 AM (next day) Mon/Thurs/Sat
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