Delta Airlines has launched a new nonstop service from Lagos to New York-JFK, linking the financial capital of Nigeria to the financial capital of the world.
The new route complements the airline’s existing flight to Atlanta, providing a daily departure and more travel choice to the US than ever before, and has started operating three times weekly, with Delta’s existing services to Atlanta departing on the other four days. Customers flying to Delta’s New York-JFK hub now benefit from more connections across the US to destinations including Washington DC, Baltimore and Chicago.
Speaking about the new route, Mr. Corneel Koster, Delta’s Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India said: “With the U.S. the largest foreign investor in Nigeria, this new route underscores our commitment to the market by facilitating trade and commerce between our nations.”
Delta’s Commercial Director, East, West, Central & Anglophone Africa, Mr. Bobby Bryan says the New York-JFK and Atlanta flights from Lagos are operated using 234-seat Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Delta Airlines is 10 years old in Nigeria and is currently the only airline in Nigeria that offers daily nonstop flights, bringing benefits to Nigerian business travellers while also providing more opportunities to reunite with families and friends across the United States.