Delta launching Atlanta-Angola service

ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines is launching service between Atlanta and Luanda, Angola.

“Delta is committed to expanding our presence into fast-growing African markets to better serve our global business travelers,” Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s senior vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa, said in a news release. “This new service between Atlanta and Luanda will shave hours off of business travelers’ itineraries between the U.S. and Angola thanks to more direct routings via the world’s largest airline hub in Atlanta.”

Delta will offer the flight three times per week, flying a 243-seat Airbus A330-200. The flight will have an “intermediate stop” in Dakar, Senegal.

The new service starts Jan. 20. Delta is planning to code share flights with TAAG Angolan Airlines in the future.

Delta cited double digit growth in the number of travelers — a level the airline expects to continue — as part of its reason for the new flight. The airline currently offers nearly 80 flights to Africa.

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