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Delta Air Lines to Add Service From Atlanta to Cape Town and Tel Aviv, Los Angeles to Tahiti

From December 17, 2022, Delta Air Lines will launch new nonstop service from Atlanta to Cape Town, and from Los Angeles to Tahiti. In May 2023, the carrier will also add new nonstop service between Atlanta and Tel Aviv.

Delta Air Lines Airbus A350-900 - Courtesy Delta Air Lines

On Friday (July 29, 2022), Delta Air Lines announced the launch of two new routes, with service from Atlanta to Cape Town and from Los Angeles to Tahiti starting December 17, 2022. The airline will also launch direct service between Atlanta and Tel Aviv from May 2023. With the added service to Cape Town from Atlanta, Delta will offer 10 weekly flights to South Africa, with service to Cape Town and Johannesburg. The new Tel Aviv service from Atlanta expands Delta’s schedule to Israel to 13 weekly flights from three U.S. hubs (Atlanta, Boston and New York-JFK).

In Friday’s announcment, Delta Air Lines’ Senior Vice President – Network Planning, Joe Esposito, said,

“Offering our customers new and additional access to these international cultural powerhouses is central to our unwavering commitment to connect the world. As we continue to invest in our leading-airline position in Atlanta and Los Angeles, we know our customers will enjoy unparalleled connectivity to Delta’s global network, coupled with our award-winning hospitality, whether they’re traveling for business or pleasure.”

Also commenting on the new service from Atlanta, Georgia’s Governor, Brian Kemp, said,

“Delta has a long history of connecting Georgia to the world, and these two new direct flight destinations will provide our state with opportunities for continued growth with important economic partners. The state of Georgia proudly supported Delta’s priority to provide services to both Tel Aviv and Cape Town, and we look forward to delivering expanded travel options for Georgians, strengthening international ties and creating new relationships in these regions.”

Speaking on the new service between LAX and Tahiti, Los Angeles World Airports’ CEO, Justin Erbacci, said,

“International service is recovering at LAX, and we are excited for the addition of new routes to destinations around the globe, providing our guests more vacation and travel options. We are thrilled that Delta is adding a new route to Tahiti, building their service and leveraging our shared investment in our airport facilities, including the incredible new Terminal 3 headhouse we recently opened together at LAX.”

Israel’s Consul General to the Southeastern U.S., Anat Sultan-Dadon, added,

“We welcome the important decision by Delta to reinstate direct flights between Atlanta and Tel Aviv, a decision long awaited by many. These direct flights will serve to further strengthen the close relations between Israel, the State of Georgia and the Southeastern U.S. and we are confident that they will have a significant and positive impact on our relations in so many fields including political, economic, academic and cultural exchanges.”

Schedule Details for Delta's New Routes to Cape Town, Tel Aviv and Tahiti - Courtesy Delta Air Lines

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is the global U.S. airline leader in safety, innovation, reliability and customer experience. The carrier operates over 4,000 daily flights across more than 275 destinations on six continents. Delta has over 75,000 team members and has served as many as 200 million customers annually. For the last decade, the carrier has led the industry in operational excellence, while maintaining their reputation for award-winning customer service.

Source: Delta Air Lines


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