Delta Airlines will have an additional, its eighth, destination on the African network in January as it prepares to launch direct flights between the United States and Luanda, Angola.
It will offer flights three times a week with a 243-seat A330-200, flying between Delta’s hub at Harsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Luanda with one stopover in Dakar, Senegal.
The additional service that comes into operation from Jan. 20, 2011, does not affect Delta's earlier announced capacity guidance for 2011.
In addition to Delta's new direct service, SkyTeam alliance customers will continue to enjoy twice a week Boeing 777 service between Luanda and Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport, operated by Air France.
Delta is also working with TAAG Angolan Airlines for TAAG to codeshare flights at a later date.
The schedule will operate as follows:
Flights will depart Atlanta at 11h05 on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, arriving in Luanda at 08h25 the next day. The return service will operate on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing Luanda at 22h30, arriving in Atlanta the next day at 09h40.
Delta also intends to serve Nairobi, Kenya after additional US government approvals are received.