Delta Air Lines and United Airlines spent the past five months bickering over a scarce resource: access to fly from the US to Cape Town South Africa. The US DOT managed to negotiate a solution where both come away winners.
United Airlines wants to add service between Washington-Dulles and Cape Town, South Africa. The carrier proposes to fly the route thrice weekly, complementing its 3x weekly service from Newark.
Delta Air Lines is, once again, angling to add Cape Town, South Africa to its route map. The carrier applied to the US Department of Transportation to fly the route 3x weekly from Atlanta on a year-round basis beginning 18 November 2022.
News broke late last week that Delta Air Lines no longer plans to include Cape Town in its plans for service to South Africa. Now we know a key reason: the South African government denied the airline’s application
United Airlines will once again be a six continent carrier. For four months during the northern Winter the company plans to serve Cape Town, South Africa from its hub in Newark.
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