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International airlines are slowly returning to South Africa.
Delta is among the latest airlines to return to South Africa, with flights scheduled from August 1. Delta will operate three flights per week between Atlanta and Johannesburg on the Airbus A350-900.
The Atlanta-Johannesburg flight will depart Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m. The Johannesburg-Atlanta flight departs Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:55 p.m.
The airline will also restore service to its pre-Covid markets in Africa, including Ghana, Senegal and Nigeria.
Delta’s flights to Johannesburg will be operated in partnership with Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic. Passengers can also travel to South Africa through Delta’s European hubs in Paris and Amsterdam.
In addition, Johannesburg flights will be operated using the Airbus A350-900, which features the award-winning Delta One Suites and Delta Premium Select cabins, large back-seat entertainment screens and high-capacity trunks, among other enhancements. .
According to the airline, this marks the debut of one of Delta’s newest jets in its fleet between the United States and South Africa.
Joe Esposito, senior vice president of network planning at Delta Air Lines, said in a statement that the airline is delighted to return to South Africa, a route it has operated for more than 15 years.
“With the rapid growth in demand alongside vaccination rates in the United States, we are bringing more flights and destinations to meet their expectations of returning to the world and rediscovering the pleasure of traveling,” he said. declared.
Meanwhile, Emirates also announced a return to South Africa this week.
The airline will resume its flights from Wednesday 23 June 2021.
In a statement, the airline said: “We look forward to facilitating travel from these countries and supporting various categories of travelers. We will resume passenger transport from South Africa, Nigeria and India in accordance with these. protocols from June 23. We thank the Supreme Committee for their continued efforts in monitoring developments and announcing appropriate guidelines and protocols to protect the community and safeguard the travel industry.