United’s first non-stop service to Cape Town on the horizon

by NiketaNovember 19, 2019

From 16 December 2019, United Airlines will be commencing its first-ever nonstop service between Cape Town and New York/Newark. “Our new service between Cape Town and New York will provide our business and leisure customers with a seamless and more convenient way to travel between South Africa and North America, and more immediate access to everything the Americas has to offer,” said Bob Schumacher, United’s regional managing director sales.

A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will operate on this new route three-times-weekly, featuring 48 seats in United Polaris business class, 88 seats in Economy Plus and 116 seats in United Economy.

“We also look forward to offering our customers in North America easier access to South Africa with its incredible tourist attractions and business opportunities,” added Schumacher.

United’s service between the two cities will improve the current journey time by more than four hours. For travellers flying from Cape Town, the new route provides convenient United onward connections at Newark to more than 80 U.S. cities as well as over 30 destinations in Canada, Mexico Central America and the Caribbean.

“The United States is a key tourism and business market for the province, and we look forward to welcoming United’s customers to Cape Town and the Western Cape. This new service will open up the U.S. and North American markets to opportunities in the Western Cape and significantly contribute towards growing our tourism sector and stimulating economic growth in the Western Cape,” said David Maynier, Western Cape Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities.

United’s new route will enable new and expanded economic opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic.

Cape Town to New York/Newark Service (subject to government approval):

Flight # From To Days Depart Arrive Aircraft
UA 1123 Cape Town New York/Newark Mon/Thurs/Sat 8:50 p.m. 5:45 a.m. +1 B787-9
UA 1122 New York/Newark Cape Town Sun/Wed/Fri 8:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. +1  B787-9

 

Source: https://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/748/198054.html

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