19 June, 2021

Delta restores service to all pre-COVID Africa markets with Johannesburg return

The U.S. mega-carrier Delta will make its return to South Africa with nonstop service between Atlanta and Johannesburg on 1st August after more than a year of absence due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. 

This will be the carriers longest nonstop flight and will see Delta restoring service to all its pre-COVID markets in Africa.  “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.”

Delta's Johannesburg flights will operate by the Airbus A350-900 aircraft featuring the award-winning Delta One Suites and Delta Premium Select cabins, large seat-back entertainment screens and high-capacity overhead bins, among other enhancements.

Delta is currently operating nearly 20 weekly flights to its African markets, including daily service between Atlanta and Lagos as well as between New York-JFK and Accra, and five-times-a-week service between JFK and Dakar. On July 8, Delta will resume a four-times-weekly service to Lagos from JFK as well.

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

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