Delta to Add Non-stop Services to Cape Town, Tel Aviv and Tahiti Starting December 2022

Delta customers will have the flexibility to choose more destinations with the launch of two never-before-operated, nonstop routes from Atlanta to Cape Town and Los Angeles to Tahiti, both beginning 17 Dec 2022. The airline will also add non-stop service from Atlanta to Tel Aviv beginning next May.

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Delta Non-stop Service to Cape Town Tel Aviv Tahiti

Delta customers will have the flexibility to choose more destinations with the launch of two never-before-operated, non-stop routes from Atlanta to Cape Town and Los Angeles to Tahiti, both beginning on 17 Dec 2022. The airline will also add a non-stop service from Atlanta to Tel Aviv beginning next May.

Delta's Commitment to connect the World:

“Offering our customers new and additional access to these international cultural powerhouses is central to our unwavering commitment to connect the world,” said Joe Esposito, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Network Planning. “As we continue to invest in our leading-airline position in Atlanta and Los Angeles, we know our customers will enjoy unparalleled connectivity to Delta’s global network, coupled with our award-winning hospitality, whether they’re traveling for business or pleasure.”

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.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp said: “Delta has a long history of connecting Georgia to the world, and these two new direct flight destinations will provide our state with opportunities for continued growth with important economic partners. The state of Georgia proudly supported Delta’s priority to provide services to both Tel Aviv and Cape Town, and we look forward to delivering expanded travel options for Georgians, strengthening international ties and creating new relationships in these regions.”

U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock said: “I was to honored to support the efforts of my home state airline with the Department of Transportation in order to obtain non-stop flights from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Cape Town International Airport in South Africa. This announcement further solidifies Hartsfield-Jackson’s position as a leading gateway to the world, improves our nation’s access to Africa and will be an economic boon to the greater Atlanta region, generating as much as $150 million annually.”

Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports, said: “International service is recovering at LAX, and we are excited for the addition of new routes to destinations around the globe, providing our guests more vacation and travel options. We are thrilled that Delta is adding a new route to Tahiti, building their service and leveraging our shared investment in our airport facilities, including the incredible new Terminal 3 headhouse we recently opened together at LAX.”

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said: “Home to the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta is delighted to welcome millions of travelers each year,” said Mayor Dickens. “Whether coming to explore our city’s vibrant culture, the vast array of attractions, or stopping through on a trip, there is something for everyone. Delta Air Lines is at the cutting edge of commercial aviation with their latest announcement of groundbreaking services to Tel Aviv and Cape Town from Atlanta. We look forward to extending our hospitality to passengers heading to these destinations and are proud to call Delta Atlanta’s Hometown Airline.”

Anat Sultan-Dadon, Consul General of Israel to the Southeastern U.S. said: "We welcome the important decision by Delta to reinstate direct flights between Atlanta and Tel Aviv, a decision long awaited by many. These direct flights will serve to further strengthen the close relations between Israel, the State of Georgia and the Southeastern U.S. and we are confident that they will have a significant and positive impact on our relations in so many fields including political, economic, academic and cultural exchanges.”

Yael Golan, Consul and Director, Southern Region USA, Israel Ministry of Tourism said: “It’s truly amazing to have Delta reinstate its Atlanta-Tel Aviv route that originally launched more than 16 years ago. With almost 250,000 visitors arriving in Israel this June alone, we’re already almost back to 2019 numbers. With this flight providing an easier travel experience for many Americans, we’re hoping to grow travel from the southern United States to new records. We appreciate Delta’s growing commitment to Israel as a destination and look forward to strengthening this partnership.”

Flight Schedule Details:

1. ATLANTA – CAPE TOWN (CPT) 

Aircraft Type Dept Time Arrv Time
ATLANTA – CAPE TOWN (CPT)
Begins Dec. 17, 2022
Airbus A350-900
ATL CPT 8:50 p.m. 6:15 p.m. (next day)
CPT ATL 10:50 p.m. 8:00 a.m. (next day)

2. ATLANTA – TEL AVIV (TLV)

Aircraft Type Dept Time Arrv Time
ATLANTA – TEL AVIV (TLV)
Begins May 10, 2023
Airbus A350-900
ATL TLV 2:00 p.m 9:15 a.m. (next day)
TLV ATL 11:30 a.m 5:55 p.m

3. LOS ANGELES – TAHITI (PPT)

Aircraft Type Dept Time Arrv Time
LOS ANGELES – TAHITI (PPT)
Begins Dec. 17, 2022
Boeing 767-300ER
LAX PPT 11:10 a.m 6:10 p.m
PPT LAX 8:10 p.m. 6:40 a.m. (next day)

Delta Vacations, a Delta Air Lines company, will help travelers go beyond the flight with elevated, all-in-one vacation experiences to Cape Town, Tahiti and Tel Aviv. Operation of these routes are subject to final government approval.

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