Delta Air Lines announced this week some exciting new international destinations later this year. Delta’s will be launching new non-stop service from Los Angeles to Tahiti and Atlanta to Cape Town both on December 17th.
Additionally, next May, Delta will be adding nonstop service from Atlanta to Tel Aviv complementing its existing service from New York’s JFK as well as Boston.
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.
And in Los Angeles, Delta reopened the first phase of the new Delta Sky Way at LAX earlier this year, complete with a premier Delta Sky Club; the joint $2.3 billion investment in partnership with Los Angeles World Airports is slated for completion next year.
Atlanta to Cape Town service as well as Atlanta to Tel Aviv flights will both operate Airbus A350-900. Delta plans to use its Boeing 767-300ER aircraft for Los Angeles to Tahiti service.
It’s exciting to see Delta launch more international service including to two new destinations not currently served by Delta and I’d expect we’ll see even more destinations announced in the coming months.
See Delta’s other recent route announcements:
- Delta Adds Panama City Service from LAX, JFK, MCO
- Delta Adding New Alaska Routes for Summer
- Delta Continues Boston Logan Expansion
- Delta Expands Boston with Several New Domestic Routes.
- Delta Launches Service between San Jose and New York-JFK
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