Delta Air Lines is offering customers a new way to reach Lagos, Nigeria, beginning March 24, 2018, via new service from the airline’s New York-JFK hub.
Flights will operate three times weekly, complementing the existing four-times-weekly service from Atlanta.
“JFK is one of Delta’s gateways to the world, and we’re proud to make that world a little smaller with the launch of service to Lagos,” said Henry Kuykendall, Delta’s Vice President-New York. “This new route to the African continent joins existing service from JFK to Dakar and Accra, and follows new trans-Atlantic routes to Lisbon, Berlin and Glasgow that began this spring. We’re proud to continue to grow and refine our network to serve our more than 27 million customers that pass through New York every year.”
The onboard experience between New York-JFK and Lagos will be on the Airbus A330-200 aircraft, featuring 34 lie-flat seats in Delta One, 32 in Delta Comfort+ and 168 seats in the Main Cabin.
Delta is the leading U.S. airline in Africa and flies to four cities: Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal; and Johannesburg, South Africa; in addition to Lagos, where the airline will mark its 10th anniversary of service in December.
“Nigeria has been a strategically important market for us over the past 10 years and is a mainstay in our African network,” said Dwight James, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Trans-Atlantic. “As we look ahead to the next decade, we are improving the product offering with the A330 and increasing the number of seats from Lagos.”