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Left to Right - Jimmy Eichelgruen, Director – m, AMEI; Bobby Bryan, Commercial Director, East and West Africa; Bob Cortelyou, Senior Vice President, Network Planning; Shane Spyak, Staff Vice President, Sales, EMEAI all of Delta Air Lines and Olufemi Adefope, Managing Director, Skylogistics (Delta GSA in Nigeria) cutting the cake during the media event of Delta Air Lines 10th year anniversary service to Nigeria.

Delta marks10 years of service to Nigeria as airline airlifts 1.12million passengers

DELTA Air Lines today marked its 10th anniversary of nonstop service between Lagos and Atlanta stating that it has flown 1.12 million customers between Nigeria and the United States on its flights since it
launched on December 4, 2007.

The airline also stated that in 2017 alone it has flown over 80,000 Passengers between both countries and still remains the only, U.S. airline to fly nonstop between Nigeria and the United States.

“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.

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.

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