New Non-Stop Flights from US to Cape Town Proposed

The possibility of a direct air link between the United States and Cape Town seems to be hotting up after discussions between key players, according to news reports on Monday.

Miami skyline. Source: Visit Miami Facebook page.

The city in the US most mentioned in reports for a direct flight to Cape Town seems to be Miami, Florida, which is on the east coast and the nearest destination for a long-haul flight across the Atlantic.

Flights from the US at present land in Johannesburg.

Wesgro, Cape Town’s travel and trade investment arm, was quoted on Monday saying that following a meeting with stakeholders, Cape Town Air Access was prioritising a non-stop flight between the US and Cape Town.

“The business case for a route to the United States is strong, given that it is the Cape’s third-largest tourism source market (200,000 arrivals in 2015), our fifth-largest buyer of Western Cape products, and our largest foreign direct investor,” Wesgro reportedly said in a statement.

The airlines that were apparently being approached to consider taking on the route are United, American and Delta.