United Airlines to Launch Washington - Lagos Flights

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 22 November 2010

United Airlines is to launch flights between Washington and Lagos, Nigeria, on 12 December 2010.

United 990 will depart Washington Dulles International Airport daily at 22:43, arriving at Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport at 17:35 the next day after a stop in Accra, Ghana.

U.S.-bound service from Lagos begins 13 December 2010 with the departure of United 991 at 21:30. After a stop in Accra, the flight will arrive in Washington the next day at 06:11.

Uniteds flights to and from Lagos are conveniently timed to provide connections to and from dozens of points in North America. At its hub in Washington Dulles, United operates nearly 300 daily departures.

We are grateful to the Honorable Fidelia Akuabata Njeze, the Nigerian Minister of Aviation, Dr. Harold Demuren, director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, and their colleagues for their commitment to launching this new service between Washington and this vibrant Nigerian city, said Jeff Smisek, president and chief executive officer of United Continental Holdings. This service will facilitate stronger commercial and cultural ties between the United States and Nigeria, while providing new options and convenience for travelers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Flights to Lagos will be operated with Boeing 767 aircraft.

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