Delta restarts nonstop service from Atlanta to Johannesburg


Delta Airlines resumed his non-stop service between Atlanta and Johannesburg, a decision hailed by South Africa Tourism.

Operated by Airbus A350-900neo, the flight will leave Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport at 7:00 p.m. and arrive at Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg at 4.30 p.m. the next day. The return flight departs Johannesburg at 10:55 p.m. and arrives in Atlanta at 9:15 a.m. the same day.

The Airbus A350-900neo offers four cabin experiences, including its Delta One Suites that offer travelers a personalized experience, with a full height door for added privacy and a fully flat bed seat with direct access to the hallway. The Airbus is said to be 25 percent more fuel efficient than the Boeing 777 it replaces, helping to reduce carbon emissions.

“The return of vital Atlanta-Johannesburg flight service underscores the passion travelers feel and have missed for our beautiful country,” said Jerry mpufane, president of South African Tourism, North America. “The reconnection of two major global hubs is essential to our return to business and marks a new stage in the reopening of South Africa to business and leisure travelers around the world in time for the end of the summer season and fall.

Johannesburg is South Africa’s largest city and its financial and industrial capital, and offers visitors a variety of experiences including vibrant nightlife, galleries and museums, trendy restaurants and cafes and more.

South Africa has been open to tourism since November 2020 with health and safety protocols in place. Travelers are required to produce a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed 72 hours before arrival, while wearing face masks in public is mandatory.

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