United Plans to Expand Service to Cape Town With Year-Round, Non-Stop Flights From New York.

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United Airlines thursday announced it plans to expand service to one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations by offering three nonstop flights per week, year-round, between New York/Newark and Cape Town International Airport, subject to government approval.

The new schedule starts on June 5 and means that more than 85 U.S. cities – including places like Chicago, Houston, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles – will be more conveniently connected to one of the 25 best cities in the world.

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The airline will operate the route with a 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft that includes 48 United Polaris business class seats, 21 United Premium Plus seats and 39 Economy Plus seats.

United is the only airline to offer nonstop flights between the U.S. and Cape Town and offers more flights to South Africa than any other North American carrier.