I try to write about new service to Africa here because I think the economic growth of the continent is, in part, dependent on nonstop air service to the US (which, 10 years ago, basically did not exist). Delta has really led the charge, opening routes across the continent. They were planning on launching 1-stop service from Atlanta (through Dakar) to Luanda, Angola this week, but due to lack of demand they have canceled the route. That’s a shame, but business is business. I do wonder, though, if their abandoned Cape Verde mini-hub idea would have helped expand African service because the 757s they could have used would have required fewer sold seats to be profitable. Guess we won’t know.
Passengers scheduled on Delta flights to Luanda will be moved to Air France service through Paris.