United Airlines now offers non-stop Cape Town service
One of the U.S legacy carriers, United Airlines inaugurates its flight to Cape Town commencing from New York. This is the first time that United Airlines has flown to South Africa. The flight UA1122 was the first time that any other airline companies have operated a non-stop service from New York, North America to Cape Town, a South African legislative capital. It makes use of Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
The said flight is just a seasonal operation and currently departs at Newark, three times a week specifically on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 20:30. This new route approximately takes 14.5 hours. It will then arrive in Cape Town at 18:00 the following day. On the other hand, the return trip is scheduled to depart at 20:50 every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, respectively. It will then arrive at around 05:54 the following day. Please be reminded that the time is based on local.
According to Patrick Quayle, the United Airlines Vice President of International Network, the said route has been met with a great response which enables the airline company to bring back the service for the 2020-21 winter season. In a press release, he also expressed that his gladness that United Airlines can offer greater connectivity for its passengers. The non-stop service to Cape Town will run from late 2020 until March 2021. However, next time, it will be launched from November rather than December. United Airlines is always looking for better ways to expand its offerings and the industry-leading international route network which allows them to provide more convenient options. This new global route will surely provide a non-stop service between the United States and Cape Town.
This new route is indeed a positive initiative for travelers in the United States who are looking for options to travel to South Africa. Last year has been a busy year for United Airlines as they are identifying emerging markets like this and moving to capitalize on them. Hopefully, it can deliver its growing demand in new business markets across the continents. Recently, it has reconfigured its 767-aircraft associated with its flights from London to the US to serve its growing markets. Besides, it has used its Bombardier CRJ-550s to connect its business passengers wanting to fly in smaller towns in the United States. Until now, it’s developing similar opportunities to be available in other corners of the world.