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United Airlines announces non-stop service between Johannesburg and New York/Newark

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United Airlines plans to expand its global route network with a new, non-stop daily service between South Africa and the United States.

Starting during the airline’s Spring 2021 operating season, the airline will operate between Johannesburg and New York/Newark. Together with the airline’s existing seasonal three times weekly service between Cape Town and New York/Newark, United will offer more nonstop services from South Africa than any other US carrier.

“This new nonstop service will strengthen our international route network and provide our customers from South Africa with even greater travel choice and the possibility to connect via our New York/Newark hub to destinations across the Americas,” said Marcel Fuchs, United’s Managing Director International Sales.

“Connecting Johannesburg to New York will open up new opportunities for both business and leisure travellers and help our customers in South Africa reconnect with friends and family around the world.”

The new route is subject to government approval and tickets will be available for purchase on and the United app in the coming weeks.

United in South Africa

United has served South Africa since 2019. In addition to the new service from Johannesburg to New York/Newark, United offers its customers from South Africa a seasonal three times weekly nonstop service from Cape Town to New York/Newark. Flights are conveniently timed to connect at United’s New York/Newark hub with an extensive network of services to destinations throughout the Americas.

The United Travel Experience

United’s new service from Johannesburg to New York/Newark will be operated with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring the airline’s United Polaris® business class experience.

United is committed to putting health and safety at the forefront of every customer’s journey, with the goal of delivering an industry-leading standard of cleanliness through its United CleanPlusSM programme. United has teamed up with Clorox and Cleveland Clinic to redefine cleaning and health safety procedures from check-in to landing and has implemented more than a dozen new policies, protocols and innovations designed with the safety of customers and employees in mind.

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