Matsumoto From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1284 times:
Do you see any US airlines starting or restarting African service? I flew on Pan Am in the 80's to East Africa through Liberia. I could possibly see service to South Africa, Nigeria or Kenya. Any thoughts?
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32689 posts, RR: 72
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1241 times:
If anything, you might see American Airlines flying between Miami and South Africa down the line (and not any time soon), but that's about it. Delta flies to Egypt. Technically, it is in Africa, though people like to call it the Middle East. I also doubt DL has any plans to serve Nigeria. I think they codeshare to Nigeria with SAA.
DL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2088 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1196 times:
Technically, DL and TW both serve the African continent at CAI. You are probably referring to Sub-Saharan Africa. I think DL will be the first US airline to serve somewhere down there since the PA days as it is DL's stated goal to agressively build market share in Africa.
L.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1174 times:
I know that before AA bought them, TWA served Cairo. I know that they were still doing it in 1999, thanks to the North American Airlines Handbook. DL's timetable states that they code-share with SAA to the following destinations: Cairo, Dakar, Banjul, Bamako, Conakry, Ouagadougou, Abidjan, Lome, Cotonou, Windhoek, Johannesburg, Cape Town, George, Port Elizabeth, East London, and Durban.