United Announces New Nonstop Flights to South Africa

Earlier this week, United announced new direct flights between Washington, DC’s Dulles Airport and Cape Town, South Africa —becoming the first airline to provide nonstop round-trip service from the United States’ capital to one of South Africa's main gateways. The U.S. Department of Transportation granted the airline three weekly direct…

Virgin Atlantic Announces Return of Flights to Cape Town

Virgin Atlantic is resuming its seasonal service to Cape Town, seven years after axing the South African city from its network. The U.K. carrier will operate daily Boeing 787-9 flights between London Heathrow and Cape Town from November 5 until March 24, 2023, complementing its existing daily service to Johannesburg.…

United Airlines Eyes Washington D.C. to Cape Town Service

In an application with the Department of Transportation, United Airlines filed for the rights to fly between Washington-Dulles and Cape Town, South Africa, with its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. If accepted, these flights will commence around November 17, 2022, with thrice-weekly services on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The proposed flight would…

United Now Serving Cape Town Year-Round

As the second-largest city in South Africa, Cape Town has become extremely famous for its scenery, sun and the sea - making the city an extra hot tourist destination for travellers all over the world, with the top five countries with the largest number of tourists consisting of the U.S.…

Austrian Airlines Ramping Up Flights for Winter Tourism

As airlines worldwide prepare for a likely travel boom this winter, Austrian Airlines is making an aggressive return to international operations. With a focus on long-haul flights to sunny destinations, the carrier is reintroducing routes to Cancún, Mexico, Mauritius and Cape Town, South Africa, and is increasing its flight frequency…

Emirates Expands South African Presence With New Interline Agreement With…

Johannesburg-based Airlink and Dubai-based Emirates have formed a new interline agreement that will connect passengers from the United Arab Emirates' capital to over 45 destinations in South Africa and neighboring countries. The new agreement comes after Airlink, a South African regional airline, cut its partnership with South African Airways in…

United Applies for Newark to Cape Town Route

In preparation for the upcoming seasonal offering, United applied with the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to begin new service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Cape Town International Airport on Monday. United plans to operate nonstop three-times weekly flights to South Africa's oldest city, starting in December 2019. "We…

Cathay Pacific Adds Second South African Destination

Starting November 2018, Cathay Pacific will launch seasonal non-stop service to Cape Town, South Africa (CPT) from Hong Kong. The new flight will be flown by Cathay Pacific's new Airbus A350-1000 three times a week, and will be the first non-stop flight between Cape Town and Asia in over six…