Delta Air Lines celebrates 16 years of service between Nigeria, U.S.
Delta Air Lines has marked its sixteenth anniversary since the start of its daily nonstop service between Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Delta remains the only U.S. carrier to operate nonstop service between Nigeria and Atlanta ooffering hundreds of onward connecting opportunities via Delta’s leading U.S. gateway.
“Delta’s flight between Lagos and Atlanta has gone from strength to strength, and we have continued to see strong demand for our service to popular U.S. destinations including to Houston, Washington, Los Angeles, Dallas and New York,” said Jimmy Eichelgruen, Delta’s Regional sales manager for Africa. “Traffic between the United States and Africa remains a growing sector in aviation. We have maintained a strong footprint between the African continent and the U.S. and we currently operate service from Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal and Ghana.”
Delta is up-gauging its aircraft on the Lagos to Atlanta route over the Christmas and New Year period operating an Airbus A350-900 to support additional holiday traffic. Effective 16 December 2023 until 14 January 2024 customers will have the opportunity to experience the A350-900 offering an additional 166 daily seats between the two countries.
Delta customers flying from Nigeria to the U.S. will continue to enjoy the opportunity to fly on full-flat Delta One beds, Delta Premium Select, as well as Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service. Customers can look forward to an extensive food and beverage program that includes thoughtfully curated menu options. All customers can enjoy a wide selection of in-flight entertainment options and stay connected with Wi-Fi for purchase and enjoy free mobile messaging.
Delta operates to five cities in four African countries: Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal; Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa; and Lagos, Nigeria. Delta operates a one-year Business Internship Program in four African nations including Nigeria, enabling students to build on their experience working in a global organization. Delta also supports Junior Achievement Africa.