Delta Air Lines has marked its 10th anniversary of nonstop service between Lagos and Atlanta.
Launched on December 4, 2007 Delta which remains the only, United States. airline that operates nonstop flight between Nigeria and the United States, and has carried more than 1.1 million passengers between the two nations over the past decade.
The airline has promised to operate daily non-stop service between Lagos and the United States, with four weekly services to Atlanta and complemented by three new weekly flights to New York-JFK from end of first quarter of 2018.
“It’s an honour to serve Lagos. For 10 years it has been an important route in our trans-Atlantic network not only for the business community, but also for customers reuniting with friends and families across the United States,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s senior vice president – Network Planning. “With this milestone comes a new flight to New York-JFK starting in March and our customers can be sure we remain as committed as ever to delivering the very best in terms of network, schedule and on-board experience in Nigeria.”
“From March 26, 2018, the airline will operate daily service between Lagos and the United States, with four weekly services to Atlanta complemented by three new weekly flights to New York-JFK. Both routes will be operated using A330-200 aircraft, recently introduced onto the Lagos-Atlanta route, adding more seats and offering an enhanced on-board experience” the airline said in a statement..
In addition to fully flat-bed seats in Delta One, Wi-Fi access, screens at every seat and free-mobile messaging throughout the aircraft, Delta’s services between Lagos and Atlanta are tailored to meet the preferences of local customers. This includes regionally inspired cuisine with locally sourced ingredients, offering a wider selection of sodas and fruit juices, and showcasing Nigeria’s vibrant film industry.
In the last one decade of the airline operations to Nigeria, it has flown 12 Million customers between Nigeria and the United States/ the airline has also operated 6,300 flights between Nigeria and the United States to most popular cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Washington D.C.,
In 2017 Delta airline flew over 80,000 Passengers between Nigeria and the United States.
Over 300 Delta aircraft feature Nollywood blockbusters as part of Delta Studio in-flight entertainment
On its social corporate Responsibility the airline in its one decade of operations in Nigeria has offered six years of Delta’s Internship Program giving Nigerian graduates business experience with Delta in Nigeria
It has also given over 200 students to participate in its Innovation Camp in partnership with Junior Achievement Nigeria
Apart from Lagos the airline also has Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal; and Johannesburg, South Africa in its Africa network.]]>