Discover New York: land of immigration and cosmopolitan city

Although it is one of the largest cities in the United States, New York is no longer the country's capital. Located on the east coast, along the Atlantic Ocean, it is composed of 5 districts called "boroughs": Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island.
The city's history is closely tied to the discovery of the Americas and colonisation. It has become a cosmopolitan city, a symbol of freedom, with a population of many different origins.
The geographic location enabled the city to naturally develop an economy based on industry and trade. Although the city was bankrupt in the 70s, today, New York alone produces more wealth than some countries in the European Union.
New York is also a city that attracts many tourists. Every year, over 2.3 million visitors come from abroad to discover this unique city.
During your stay in New York, you can visit world renowned museums such as the Metropolitan Museum, the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), the Guggenheim Museum, etc. If you would like to admire the city from the above, go to the top of famous buildings like the Empire State Building or the Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Center). In addition to the view, these buildings have a history and many interesting stories to be heard. If you go to Ground Zero, you may remember those who died during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. You will discover the new One World Trade Centre, or 1WTC for short, that rises 541 metres and is built in the same area as the famous World Trade Centre. The new building symbolises the strength of the United States of America, with 108 floors.
Would you like a breath of fresh air in the middle of the big city? Why not take a picnic to Central Park? Families will especially enjoy a visit to the park's zoo. Finally, take a short boat ride to Ellis Island where you will discover the history of the immigrants who arrived in New York from the end of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century.
Both historically and artistically, New York is a thrilling city that will charm you with its rich and diverse offer.

Reserve your tickets and take off for New York with Air France!

You have decided to organise a trip to New York? You can purchase tickets directly on the airfrance.co.za website. The ticket price includes the price for the trip as well as all taxes and fees, including surcharges and issuing fees.
When you reserve a ticket for a flight from Johannesburg or Cape Town to New York
, for example, note that the trip requires a connection in Paris or Amsterdam.
The flight from Johannesburg to Paris takes about 11 hours and from Cape Town about 13:30, the flight from Paris to New York
takes about 8:15. Connecting times vary depending on the flight that you choose.
Once you have arrived at Newark Liberty International (EWR), you will have a choice among different means of transportation to reach your accommodation: train, bus, taxi, etc. In order to help you organise your stay in New York, Air France offers the option to reserve your accommodation at the same time as your plane tickets. You will benefit from preferred rates. Our partnership policy with actors in the New York tourist sector allows you to reserve quality services ahead of time for the best prices.
Air France accompanies its passengers throughout their trip to ensure the best conditions for their on-board experience. We offer solutions to ensure your well-being throughout your trip (reservation for a Siège Plus (extra leg room), choice of menus, pillow and blanket at your disposition, entertainment, etc.).
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