United Airlines to Launch Non-Stop Flights Between New York and Cape Town, South Africa

By Anna Breuer on 15 April 2019
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A Boeing 787-9 in flight

A Boeing 787-9 in flight

United Airlines said late Monday that it plans to offer non-stop seasonal service from the New York metropolitan area to Cape Town, South Africa, later in the year.

The airline has applied for authority to offer the thrice-weekly service from Newark Liberty International Airport to Cape Town International Airport starting in December 2019.

The new flights will be operated using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.  United’s 787-9 Dreamliners feature 48 seats in the United Polaris business-class cabin, 88 seats in the Economy Plus premium-economy lite cabin, and 116 seats in coach.  Flights are to leave Newark Airport at 8:30 p.m. local time and arrive at 6 p.m. local time.  Return flights leave at 8:50 p.m. local time and arrive in the United States at 5:45 a.m. local time.

Cape Town, known as the Mother City, is South Africa’s oldest city and the legislative capital of the country. The city of half a million people is known for its harbor, where boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela that is now a living museum is located,and for such landmarks as Table Mountain, which offers sweeping views of the city from its flat top.

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