Delta offers flights out of South Africa but only to a few select destinations like Paris, Atlanta and Dakar. In order to give its passengers a wider option of destinations Delta, along with Air France, Air Mexico and Korean Air, created a global alliance in 2000 called SkyTeam.
A few years after, Delta implemented what would be the largest codeshare partnership with Northwest Airlines and Continental Airlines. The SkyTeam alliance consists of Air France, AeroMexico, Aeroflot, Continental Airlines, China Southern, Alitalia, Delta, KLM, Czech Airlines, Northwest and Korean Air.
SkyTeam offers its passengers a wide variety of flight options and better benefits. Passengers also have the option of earning and redeeming travel miles with any of the partner airlines.
Apart from Delta’s flight to Atlanta, passengers wanting to travel out of South Africa to the USA, have the choice of travelling with SkyTeam partners Air France and KLM.
Air France has its hubs in Johannesburg, Cape Town, East London, George and Port Elizabeth. In addition to offering flights to Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, it also connects to Paris, Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Rome and Venice.
KLM is also another viable option if you want to fly to either New York or Chicago. Other flights offered are to Toronto, Vancouver, Amsterdam, Madrid, Rome, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Geneva, Berlin and Glasgow. KLM flies from Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.