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A United 787-9 in Los Angeles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

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 are always looking at ways to expand our industry-leading international route network to offer our customers more convenient options. We're thrilled to announce the addition of Africa to our global route offering,"…

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…