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Delta restores Lagos-New York flight services

By Wole Oyebade
28 October 2021   |   2:33 am
Delta Air Lines has disclosed plans to resume nonstop flight services on the Lagos-New York route by December. The American airline will operate nonstop flights between Murtala Muhammed International Airport...

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Delta Air Lines has disclosed plans to resume nonstop flight services on the Lagos-New York route by December. The American airline will operate nonstop flights between Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport three times a week, effective December 8, 2021.

The airline is making a re-entry just as its counterpart, United Airlines, is also resuming direct flights on Lagos-Washington route on November 29, after about five years hiatus.

Besides the New York routes, Delta will also continue to connect Lagos to Atlanta daily. Delta’s Commercial Director for Africa, Middle East and India, Jimmy Eichelgruen, said with connections to 46 cities at Delta’s JFK hub, “it’s easier for Nigerian customers to reconnect with family, friends and enjoy new experiences across the United States.”

“At pre-pandemic, the U.S. was one of the most popular destinations for Nigerians and we don’t see any signs of this slowing down. We are proud to be the only airline connecting Nigeria nonstop to two destinations in the United States, offering more choice and award-winning service whether traveling for business or leisure,” Eichelgruen said.

Delta has scheduled an Airbus A330-200 aircraft on the JFK route, which features a choice of Delta One, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin seats. Throughout the aircraft, customers will enjoy personal seatback entertainment screens with new premium content and on-demand Wi-Fi for purchase with free mobile messaging.

Delta has maintained safety-focused operations throughout the pandemic and continues to evolve its layers of protection to offer customers a safer travel experience.

Meanwhile, Delta’s new health credential solution, Delta FlyReady, takes the guesswork out of meeting health requirements and syncs to customers’ itineraries to make travel more convenient by enabling most customers traveling to the U.S. to upload a negative test result prior to travel.

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