Delta Air Lines launches Daily Nonstop Flights to Lagos

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Wednesday, 5 December  2007

This week, Delta Air Lines launched daily nonstop flights between one of the worlds largest airline hubs, Atlanta, and Lagos in Nigeria, one of Africas largest business centers. Delta already offers service between Atlanta and Johannesburg, South Africa (via Dakar, Senegal), and between New York-JFK and Accra, Ghana.

We are pleased to begin our next wave of service expansion between the United States and Africa, said Glen Hauenstein, executive vice president Network Planning and Revenue Management, Delta Air Lines. As a leader in global aviation, we continuously look to develop high potential new markets. Africa has a significant and rapidly growing demand, and were proud to be the only U.S. airline to offer service to the continent.

During 2008, Delta will add a second daily nonstop flight between the United States and Nigeria with service between Lagos and New York-JFK, beginning June 9, 2008. Delta also will add other African routes in 2008, including flights to Nairobi, Kenya (via Dakar, effective June 2); Cape Town, South Africa (via Dakar, effective June 3); and Cairo, Egypt (effective June 4). With this expansion, Delta will serve a total of seven African cities in six countries.

Delta will operate widebody Boeing 767-300ER aircraft on the route, with the capacity to carry up to 214 passengers.

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