Delta cancels launch of route to Luanda, Angola

Delta spokesman Trebor Banstetter said the airline is contacting customers to rebook them on connecting service through Paris on joint venture partner Air France.

Banstetter said the airline is postponing the launch, adding, "We hope to begin Luanda service in the future when demand for this route improves."

Delta first announced its plans to fly to Luanda in 2008, but had been waiting for government approvals until last year. The new route was to go from Atlanta to Dakar, Senegal, then onto Luanda three times a week with 243-seat Airbus 330-200 aircraft.

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