Delta and SAA Expand Codeshare

19th May 2003

ATLANTA, May 19, 2003—Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced plans to start codeshare service on South African Airways’ flights from New York (JFK) to Dakar, Senegal, effective June 1, 2003. Currently, South African Airways operates twice a week service from New York to Johannesburg, South Africa, with a stop in Dakar. Three days a week the flight operates nonstop from New York to Johannesburg.

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; Entebbe, Uganda; and Lusaka, Zambia.

South African Airways codeshares on Delta, Delta Connection and Song flights from Atlanta and New York (JFK) to Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Tampa, 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, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Newark, Salt Lake City and Portland, Ore.

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.” For more information, please contact the carrier at 800-722-9675.

Delta Air Lines, the world’s second largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offers 5,386 flights each day to 435 destinations in 78 countries on Delta, Song, 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




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