June 23, 2021: Beginning August 1, Delta will make its return to South Africa with nonstop service between Atlanta and Johannesburg, more than a year after pausing flights due to Covid-19. The return of the airline’s longest nonstop flight marks the milestone of Delta restoring service to all its pre-Covid markets in Africa, which include Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal; and Lagos, Nigeria.
The flights from Atlanta will be operated on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday while from Joburg it will return on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
“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, SVP – network planning.
Delta’s flights to Johannesburg are operated in partnership with Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic. Customers can also reach South Africa via Delta’s European hubs in Paris and Amsterdam.
Johannesburg flights will operate using the A350-900, marking the debut of one of Delta’s newest aircraft in its fleet between the US and South Africa.
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 four-times-weekly service to Lagos from JFK as well.