Wednesday, 8 January 2020

New York direct flights a boon for Cape Town tourism


The launch of United Airlines first-ever direct flights between New York and cape town in December has already led to an 11% increase in forward bookings by US tourist to the mother city for this summer season!

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The united airlines will take off from Newark liberty international Airport in New York in December and it’s said that there will be 3 flights a week. This will all lower cost and time in a major way. The US is a key tourism source market for Cape Town and the Western cape, with around 200 000 American tourists coming here annually.

Tim Harris CEO of Wesgro says: We have been targeting this route for years, so it is a significant development for Wesgro and our Cape Town air access initiative, which is a joint venture with the private sector to secure more international air routes for the city.

The Western Cape has been in drought and this great rise has not come in a better in as the Western Cape has just come out of droughts and it hits straight into summer. All this is going to no doubt bolster tourist arrival numbers to Cape Town and the country as a whole. We believe that we are turning the corner.

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United Airlines plans to operate a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on the route, with a seating capacity of 252 passengers. This will include 48 Business class seats, 88 economy-plus seats and 116 economy class seats.

This is all new and exciting things for us all and 2020 does not stop there. We cannot wait to show people how this world is changing and hope everyone jumps on board with us. Get in contact with us on 0215518785 or 0829513646 for all your Shuttle needs at the airport. Airport Shuttle.

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