June 3 saw South African Tourism (SAT) and United Airlines celebrating the airline’s launch of new daily nonstop service between New York/Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg (JN. The new flight will depart Newark daily at 8:45 p.m. and arrive in South Africa at 5:45 p.m. the following day. With the addition of this new route, United now operates more flights to South Africa than any other U.S. carrier.
Yesterday’s gate event, held at Newark Liberty Airport, included a performance of the time-honored Indlamu dance by Zulu dancers who donned full traditional attire and were accompanied by live drums. Special guests in attendance at the ceremony included Dr. Motumisi Tawana, Consul General of South Africa; Jerry Mpufane President, South African Tourism North America Hub; and Tom Kozlowski, International Network Planning Manager, United Airlines.