United Airways has been investing lots in extremely lengthy haul flying these days, because the airline has launched routes like Houston to Sydney and San Francisco to Singapore.
The airline has now introduced one more extremely lengthy haul flight, which this time sees the airline returning to Africa (United final flew to Africa through their Houston to Lagos route, which was discontinued a number of years again).
United plans to function 3x weekly seasonal nonstop flights between Newark and Cape City beginning in December 2019. United Airways has to date solely utilized for the authority to function the route, and hopefully the approval comes quickly.
United plans to make use of a Boeing 787-9 for the route, that includes 48 enterprise class seats and 204 financial system seats. Sadly no 787-9s function United’s new Polaris seats but, so you’ll be able to count on this flight will function United’s previous enterprise class seats.
United’s present 787-9 enterprise class
The flight would function with the next schedule:
Newark to Cape City departing eight:30PM arriving 6:00PM (+1 day) [Wed, Fri, Sun]
Cape City to Newark departing eight:50PM arriving 5:45AM (+1 day) [Mon, Thu, Sat]
This flight would cowl a distance of seven,817 miles, making it certainly one of United’s longest flights.
United’s VP of Worldwide Community had the next to say concerning the route:
“We’re at all times methods to increase our industry-leading worldwide route community to supply our prospects extra handy choices. We’re thrilled to announce the addition of Africa to our world route providing. This new flight will present prospects with the one nonstop service between the USA and Cape City.”
What an interesting route that is. Whereas Johannesburg is the enterprise hub of South Africa, Cape City is hottest with vacationers, so clearly that is focused at leisure vacationers. There are tons of New Yorkers trying to go to South Africa, and I might see this route working very properly for United.
United Airways companions with each South African Airways and Ethiopian Airways, which provide one-stop service from the US to Cape City on numerous routes. Nonetheless, that is far more handy for New Yorkers.
It’s so nice to see United truly attempt some new extremely lengthy haul flights, fairly than simply sticking with secure bets. Their technique appears to be working, or else they wouldn’t hold including extra flights of this size.
Right here’s to hoping the flight will get accredited, and that tickets go on sale quickly. For reference, the one different US airline flying nonstop to South Africa is Delta, as they function a year-round Atlanta to Johannesburg route.
What do you make of United’s new flight to Cape City?