Delta Air Lines will return to South Africa with nonstop service between Atlanta and Johannesburg beginning Aug. 1, more than a year after pausing flights due to COVID-19. The return of the airline’s longest nonstop flight marks the milestone of Delta restoring service to all its pre-COVID-19 markets in Africa, which include Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal; and Lagos, Nigeria. The carrier’s local interline partners also provide convenient connections to Cape Town. Delta’s flights to Johannesburg are operated in partnership with Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic. Customers can also reach South Africa via Delta’s European hubs in Paris and Amsterdam. Johannesburg flights will operate using the Airbus A350-900, marking the debut of one of Delta’s newest aircraft in its fleet between the US and South Africa. The aircraft features Delta One Suites and Delta Premium Select cabins, large seat-back entertainment screens and high-capacity overhead bins.