A Delta Air Lines plane traveling to the United States from South Africa made a stop in Boston while heading to Atlanta on Sunday.

Delta Flight 201 was at first planned to fly straightforwardly from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

A Delta representative told NewsCenter 5 that the plane was making a “brief technical stop” at Logan International Airport in Boston for a flight team change.

“This has to do with technical specifications of our A350 aircraft and the payload of this particular flight,” reads a statement from the spokesperson. “Customers onboard have been made aware of the stop and we apologize for any inconvenience to their travel plans.”

Travelers on the plane stayed on the airplane during the flight group change at Logan Airport.

The stop in Boston comes one day before new U.S. guidelines on departures from South Africa and seven different nations become real.

Delta Flight 201 arrived at Logan Airport not long after 9:25 a.m. Sunday and left for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport not long before 10:40 a.m.

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