ATLANTA, GA, August 21, 2002—Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today announced plans to start codeshare service via Johannesburg, South Africa, three times per week connecting the United States with Uganda beginning September 1, 2002 on South African Airways’ Boeing 737 flights to Kampala (Entebbe Airport), Uganda.
In making the announcement, Ben Darnell, director, Alliances, said, “This is another example of the strong relationship between South African Airways and Delta to provide choices for customers traveling to Sub-Saharan Africa. This is just one of a series of strategic steps Delta and South African Airways are taking to improve access to points around the globe by offering more frequent service to more cities.”
Delta and South African Airways currently provide direct codeshare service between New York (JFK) and Atlanta to Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. Delta also codeshares on South African Airways flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, and George, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; Windhoek, Namibia; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and Lusaka, Zambia
South African Airways codeshares on Delta flights from Atlanta and New York (JFK) to Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, and Tampa, Fla.; Washington D.C., Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Denver, Philadelphia, San Diego, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Baltimore, Phoenix, St. Louis, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Raleigh/Durham, N.C.; Portland, Ore.; Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Newark, N.J.; and Salt Lake City.
South African Airways, founded in 1934, serves 38 cities in 27 countries on six continents and serves over 600 destinations with codeshare partners. South African Airways provides the only non-stop flights from the U.S. to South Africa exclusively on Boeing 747-400s, one of the most modern aircraft in the skies. The award-winning airline continues to be ranked “Best Business Class to Africa” by Business Traveler, and “Best Airline to Africa” by Official Airline Guide, USA Today and the Travel Weekly Globe Awards (in London). The notable Zagat Survey has listed South African Airways as one of the “Top 10 International Airlines. “Effective July 2, SAA will offer departures five days a week from New York’s JFK International Airport to Johannesburg and daily nonstop service from Atlanta to South Africa. For more information, please contact the carrier at 800-722-9675.
Delta Air Lines, the world’s second largest carrier in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. airline across the Atlantic, offers 5,898 flights each day to 429 destinations in 76 countries on Delta, Delta Express, Delta Shuttle, Delta Connection and Delta’s worldwide partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. For more information, please go to delta.com.