New Johannesburg–New York/Newark
flights take off on 5 June 2021!

United Airlines® will start nonstop fights from Johannesburg to New York/Newark on 5 June 2021. With this brand-new service, United will offer the only roundtrip, nonstop service from Johannesburg to the Unites States by a U.S. carrier. This route offers easy connections for customers traveling to New York and beyond.




Boeing 787-9

Experience United's Boeing 787-9, ­ying from Johannesburg to New York/Newark this June. Featuring 48 all-aisle-access, United Polaris® business class seats, plus 21 United Premium PlusSM seats. Our service is designed to bring a new level of quality to every aspect of travel, from Saks Fifth Avenue bedding to luxury amenities.




United Polaris business class

  • Lie-fat seats providing up to 6'6" of sleeping space.

  • A feature-rich seatback entertainment system and personal device entertainment with noise-reducing headphones.

  • Chef-designed menus and award-winning wines.

  • Sleep-themed amenity kits including spa-quality products.

  • Cool-gel memory foam pillows and luxury Saks Fifth Avenue bedding including pillows, blankets and duvets.


United Premium Plus

  • Plush seats with more legroom, more recline and more space than most United Economy Plus® and United Economy® seats.

  • Individual power outlets and USB chargers.

  • Adjustable leg and footrests for additional comfort.

  • Upgraded dining options on dinnerware, with ­atware, a cloth napkin and complimentary alcoholic beverages.

  • Saks Fifth Avenue bedding including a pillow and blanket.


United Economy Plus

  • All the benefts of United Economy (see below), but with extra space and added comfort.

  • Up to four additional inches of legroom, providing a total of up to 35 inches.

  • Seats located near the front of the United Economy cabin allowing for a faster exit on arrival.


United Economy

  • Ergonomically designed seats with up to 32 inches of legroom.

  • Blankets and pillows.

  • Complimentary meal service, beer and house wine.

  • A feature-rich seatback entertainment system and personal device entertainment.