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Delta stresses import of Nigerian market, celebrates 1 year ops from Lagos to New York-JFK

NIGERIA has been described by Delta Air Lines as an important Market as part of the airline marking a successful first 12 months of flying between Lagos and New York-JFK non-stop.

Delta’s Commercial Director East and West Africa, Bobby Bryan made this known while stating that Delta’s Lagos-New York-JFK service has had an average load factor of 84%.

Bryan also said the airline, on that route had welcomed almost 60,000 customers onboard and have seen the most popular onward connections to Baltimore, Dallas, Chicago and Boston.

The nonstop flight started on March 26, 2018 and operates three times a week. Delta also flies nonstop between Lagos and Atlanta four times a week, meaning Nigerians have a daily connection to the United States.

“Nigeria is an important market for Delta and offering the choice of flying to either New York or Atlanta enables us to better serve our customers. Flying nonstop to these hubs offers a wealth of connecting options across the United States and beyond,” said Bobby Bryan, . “Delta has served Nigeria for 11 years and we’re proud to continue being the only U.S. carrier flying between our nations.”

Delta’s flights from New York and Atlanta are conveniently timed to depart at the end of the day enabling customers to maximise their time in the United States. The flights are operated using Delta’s Airbus A330 fleet with upgraded interiors, including flat-bed seats in the Delta One business class cabin. The airline also offers premium customers complimentary lounge access, plus the ability to choose their meal in advance of their flight.

Throughout the aircraft, Delta serves regional cuisine and a variety of complimentary beverages. There’s also free in-flight entertainment including Nollywood movies, plus on-demand Wi-Fi connectivity through which customers have access to free mobile messaging via iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

Delta’s nonstop flight between Lagos and New York-JFK DL 215 departs Lagos at 23:15 and arrives New York-JFK at 05:30 (next day) while DL 214 departs New York-JFK at 22:55 and arrives Lagos at 14:35 (next day)

Delta is the largest carrier in both Atlanta and New York-JFK, with customers travelling on Delta’s services from Nigeria able to conveniently connect the same day to more than 200 destinations in the United States and beyond.

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