Delta doubles its service to Johannesburg

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All of Delta's Atlanta-Johannesburg flights will be aboard 306-seat Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
All of Delta's Atlanta-Johannesburg flights will be aboard 306-seat Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Photo Credit: Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines has doubled its frequency on the Atlanta-Johannesburg nonstop route from three to six flights per week.

According to a Delta spokesperson, "We are seeing significant demand for travel between South Africa and the U.S. from both points of sale, U.S. leisure travel being particularly dominant."

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The flight from Atlanta will depart from Delta's hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport at 7:55 p.m. every day except Monday and will arrive in Johannesburg at 4:55 p.m. the following day. Return flights will leave OR Tambo Airport at 9:55 p.m. every day except Tuesday and will arrive in Atlanta at 8:15 a.m. the following day.

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All flights will be operated using Airbus A350-900 aircraft with 306 seats.

Delta is also seeking authority from the DOT to operate nonstop Atlanta-Cape Town flights. "We're also looking forward to the start of our triangular ATL-JNB-CPT-ATL route and will have more details to share later this year," a spokesperson said.

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