Americans are already ranked as a sizeable and growing market of travelers to SA‚ so the announcement of a non-stop flight between Cape Town and the US is set to boost this tourism. United Airlines intends launching a new route from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey to the Mother City. The airport is 14km west-southwest of Manhattan and is one of four major airports serving the New York City/Philadelphia area. If approved by the US transportation department‚ United’s service between Newark/New York and Cape Town will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. “This will link the Cape to the important North American market. It will not only boost tourism‚ but grow cargo and attract even more foreign direct investment into the Western Cape from US companies‚” the provincial government and Cape Town Air Access (CTAA) said in a statement. Cape promotion agency Wesgro’s CEO Tim Harris said: “North America is one of the largest unserved markets for Cape Town and...

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