Service will complement existing Lagos service from Atlanta, resulting in daily service for Nigeria's largest city
NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) 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 the more than 27 million Delta customers that pass through New York every year."
Delta's New York-JFK – Lagos service is scheduled to operate as follows:
Days of Operation
New York-JFK at 10:50 p.m.
Lagos at 2:05 p.m. (next day)
Tue., Thurs., Sun.
Lagos at 10:30 p.m.
New York-JFK at 5:30 a.m. (next day)
Mon., Wed., Fri.
The onboard experience between New York-JFK and Lagos will be on the Airbus A330-200 aircraft, featuring 34 lie-flat seats with direct-aisle access in Delta One, 32 in Delta Comfort+ and 168 seats in the Main Cabin. Complimentary meals, including chef-curated and locally sourced fare and beverages will be provided in all cabins. Additionally, in the Delta One cabin, customers will enjoy Westin Heavenly In-Flight Bedding, noise-canceling LSTN headphones and TUMI amenity kits featuring Kiehl's Since 1851 premium skincare products.
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 Delta will mark its 10th anniversary of service in December.
"Nigeria has been a strategically important market for Delta 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."
Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2017, Delta was named to Fortune's top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the sixth time in seven years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented six consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 329 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry's leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Seoul, and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, and Facebook.com/delta.
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