Delta Air Lines has resumed operations from Lagos to Atlanta.
The airline will fly four times a week, starting today (September 9, 2020), with departures on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The disclosure was made in a statement emailed to our correspondent by the airline’s publicity firm, Topcom.
It was entitled, “Delta resumes Lagos to Atlanta service with added safety measures.”
Delta’s Commercial Director-Africa, Bobby Bryan said, “We know how important access to the United States is for our customers and now the restrictions have been lifted, we are looking forward to re-starting our Lagos service to facilitate travel and business opportunities in Atlanta and beyond.”
He added, “Customers will have a different flying experience the next time they step on board but this is to ensure the highest standards of safety for them and our people, which is our number one priority.
“We are also offering additional flexibility with tickets so customers have extra peace of mind should they need it.”
The flights between Lagos and Atlanta will temporarily make a brief stop in Dakar, with final administrative approvals for nonstop service expected shortly.
Customers will not be able to board or disembark in Senegal. The flight will be operated using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft.
For all new flights purchased through December 31, 2020, travellers have the option to change their flight without a change fee for a year from the date of purchase.
Changing an existing booking is easy via “My Trips” on delta.com or in the Fly Delta app. See delta.com for details.
As part of its COVID-19 health and safety measures, Delta requires employees and customers to wear a face mask or appropriate covering when travelling.
Furthermore, the airline has introduced the Delta CareStandard its commitment to a superior level of cleanliness, more space and safer service designed to ensure customers can travel with confidence.
Customers travelling between Nigeria and the United States will see these measures on their next flight.
- Sanitizing the aircraft before every flight
- State-of-the-art air circulation systems with HEPA filters that extract more than 99.99% of fine particles in the air, including viruses and bacteria, on all trans-Atlantic flights (and mostly across Delta’s network).
- Boarding flights from back-to-front – reducing the instances of customers needing to pass by one another
- Temporarily streamlining onboard food and beverage service
- Providing supplies directly to customers when available, including hand sanitizers in wellness kits