United to Fly Direct New York to Cape Town!

Starting December 15, 2019 United Airlines will offer a 3 times a week service, nonstop, between New York/Newark Liberty International Airport and Cape Town, South Africa!


United Airlines today applied with the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to begin this new service. “We’re thrilled to announce the addition of Africa to our global route offering, said Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of International Network. “This new flight will provide customers with the only nonstop service between the United States and Cape Town.”


United’s nonstop service between New York/Newark and Cape Town will decrease the current travel time from New York to Cape Town by more than 4 hours each direction and provide customers from more than 80 U.S. cities with easy one-stop access to Cape Town.


If approved, United’s service between New York/Newark 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.


Flights would depart New York/Newark at 8:30 PM and arrive into Cape Town at 6:00 PM the next evening. From Cape Town flights would depart at 8:50 PM and arrive in New York, the next morning, at 5:45 AM.


Cape Town is considered one of the world’s top ten most romantic, and beautiful, cities. It is also the oldest city in South Africa. Located on the shores of Table Bay, Cape Town is home to  Table Mountain, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent many years imprisoned, the Cape Winelands, penguins, and the famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Short connecting flights take travelers to Kruger National Park for Big 5 wildlife viewing and to neighboring countries – Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique!


Ian Proctor
Ultimate Africa President
“I first visited Africa in the late 1980s. I came face to face with a wild elephant, and fell in love with being on safari! I made it my goal to create an African travel company that was all about authentic wildlife experiences. Many years later we are one of the top African travel companies in the Americas – known for arranging custom safaris to East and Southern Africa; personal trips, no cookie cutter stuff.”

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