Delta Air Lines has made this announcement:
Delta customers ready to travel the globe will soon have more destinations to add to their bucket lists with the launch of two never-before-operated, nonstop routes from Atlanta to Cape Town* and Los Angeles to Tahiti*, both beginning Dec. 17. The airline will also add nonstop service from Atlanta to Tel Aviv* beginning next May.
With the addition of service to Cape Town from Atlanta, the largest airline hub in the world, Delta will expand on its leading position serving Africa, providing 10 times weekly service to South Africa specifically, via Cape Town and Johannesburg. The launch of additional Tel Aviv service brings the total of weekly Delta flights to Tel Aviv to 13, from three U.S. hubs – Atlanta, Boston and New York-JFK.
ATLANTA – CAPE TOWN (CPT)
Will operate Monday, Thursday and Saturday on the Airbus A350-900
Begins Dec. 17, 2022
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Cape Town International Airport
- Departs ATL at 8:50 p.m.
- Arrives CPT at 6:15 p.m. (next day)
Cape Town International Airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
- Departs CPT at 10:50 p.m.
- Arrives ATL at 8:00 a.m. (next day)
ATLANTA – TEL AVIV (TLV)
Will operate Wednesday, Friday, Sunday on the Airbus A350-900
Begins May 10, 2023 (westbound service begins May 8)
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Ben Gurion International Airport
- Departs ATL at 2:00 p.m.
- Arrives TLV at 9:15 a.m. (next day)
Ben Gurion International Airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
- Departs TLV at 11:30 a.m.
- Arrives ATL at 5:55 p.m.
LOS ANGELES – TAHITI (PPT)
Will operate Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday on the Boeing 767-300ER
Begins Dec. 17, 2022
Los Angeles International Airport – Fa’a’ā International Airport
- Departs LAX at 11:10 a.m.
- Arrives PPT at 6:10 p.m.
Fa’a’ā International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport
- Departs PPT at 8:10 p.m.
- Arrives LAX at 6:40 a.m. (next day)
*Operation of this route is subject to final government approval
In other news, Delta is opening its first Delta Sky Club at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport – the only club there operated by a U.S. airline – a luxurious addition featuring regional specialties as Japan gradually eases pandemic-era restrictions and welcomes business and leisure travelers alike.
Delta aircraft photo gallery (Airbus):