Seasonal Nonstop Flights Between New York and Cape Town to Start in December 2019
United Airlines today applied with the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to begin new nonstop between New York/Newark Liberty International Airport and Cape Town International Airport. United plans to operate nonstop three-times weekly flights to Cape Town starting in December 2019.
United’s new nonstop service will decrease the current travel time by more than four hours and provide customers from more than 80 U.S. cities with easy one-stop service. If approved, United’s nonstop flights between New York and Cape Town will be operated with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft featuring 48 seats in United Polaris business class, 88 seats in United Economy Plus and 116 seats in United Economy.
Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa and the country’s center of trade and commerce. Located at the shore of Table Bay, the city is home to some of the most popular attractions in South Africa including Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Travelers to South Africa often begin their African journey in Cape Town before touring the Winelands, viewing the African penguins at Boulder Beach or traveling to explore South Africa’s natural beauty including its many national parks, game reserves, beautiful coastlines, and beaches.
Source: United Airlines