Leading American airline Delta Airlines will introduce three weekly flights from its JFK hub in New York to Lagos, Nigeria in March 2018.
“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.
The New York-Lagos service will complement the existing four-times-weekly service to the city from Atlanta.
Delta’s Senior Vice President- Trans-Atlantic Dwight James termed Nigeria as a strategically important market for Delta where it is marking its 10th anniversary this year.
“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,” he added.
The Airbus A330-200 aircraft which will be operated on the route features 34 lie-flat seats with direct-aisle access in Delta One, 32 in Delta Comfort+ and 168 seats in the Main Cabin as well as complimentary meals, including chef-curated and locally sourced fare and beverages in all cabins.
Delta currently flies to three other African cities: Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal; and Johannesburg, South Africa.