Delta Airlines celebrate 10 years of non-stop Lagos-Atlanta flight

Delta Airlines said it has shuttle 1.12 million passengers between Lagos and Atlanta in the United States of America in the last decade as it marks its 10th anniversary of non-stop service.

Figures from the airline further showed that 6,300 flights were operated between Nigeria and the United States while 80,000 passengers were flown between Nigeria and the United States in 2017.

The airline said it remains the only US airline to fly nonstop between Nigeria and the United States.

The Airline’s Senior Vice President – Network Planning, Bob Cortelyou addressing newsmen in Lagos recalls that the Delta Airlines launched its service on December 4, 2007.

Delta, according to him is the only us airline operating to Nigeria following the exit of united airlines last year.

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.

Cortelyou explained that both routes will be operated with A330-200 aircraft, recently introduced onto the Lagos-Atlanta route, adding more seats and offering an enhanced on-board experience.

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