Sunday , 25 September 2022

Delta Air Lines to suspend New York- Lagos flights Oct 7 as Emirates makes U-turn on flight suspension


DELTA Airlines has said that from October 7, 2022, it will suspend its flights services between New York JFK airport and Lagos due to low season and to fit into “the current demand environment.”

This is just as United Arab Emirates, UAE, flag carrier, Emirates Airlines has made a U-turn announcing that it will no longer suspend its flight operations to Nigeria, following FG’s release of $265m from trapped funds.

On Delta’ s suspension, which was made known in a statement to its customers, the airline said,” “As we proceed into the low season, effective October 07, please be informed that LOS-JFK direct flights will be suspended.

“We regret any inconveniences caused. Ticketed passengers will be rebooked on the ATL daily flights.

“Delta is suspending its nonstop service between New York-JFK and Lagos to fit the current demand environment.

“The airline continues to operate service between Lagos and Atlanta and offers onward connections to New York and other cities across the United States.

“Customers impacted by our suspended New York-JFK to Lagos service will be re-accommodated on Delta-operated flights or services operated by our joint venture partners. Delta remains committed to the Nigeria market.”, the statement reads.

Meanwhile, Emirates Airlines which announced a similar suspension due to $85m trapped funds from today September 1 has recanted and announced the reinstatement of its flight operations to Nigeria.

In an email to customers on Wednesday, the airline noted that starting September 11, 2022, it will restarts flight operations to Lagos.

Emirates said: “We are pleased to inform you that effective from 11th September 2022, we will reinstate operations of our flights.

“Inbound flights from Dubai to Lagos (EK783) and outbound flights from Lagos to Dubai (EK784) will recommence from Sunday 11th September 2022.

“Lagos flights after 30th September, 2022 will be advised in due course.”

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