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Delta Air Lines Marks 10 Years of Service to Nigeria

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L-R: Jimmy Eichelgruen, Director – Sales, AMEI; Bobby Bryan, Commercial Director, East and West Africa; Bob Cortelyou, Senior Vice President, Network Planning; Shane Spyak, Staff Vice President, Sales, EMEAI all of Delta Air Lines and Olufemi Adefope, Managing Director, Skylogistics (Delta GSA in Nigeria) cutting the cake during the media event of Delta Air Lines 10th anniversary service to Nigeria.

 

Delta Air Lines on Monday marked its 10th anniversary of nonstop service between Lagos and Atlanta. Launched on December 4, 2007, Delta remains the only, U.S. airline to fly nonstop between Nigeria and the United States and has carried more than 1.1 million passengers between the two nations over the past decade.

 

“It’s an honour to serve Lagos. For 10 years it has been an important route in our trans-Atlantic network not only for the business community but also for customers reuniting with friends and families across the United States,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s senior vice president-Network Planning. “With this milestone comes a new flight to New York-JFK starting in March and our customers can be sure we remain as committed as ever to delivering the very best in terms of network, schedule and onboard experience in Nigeria.”

 

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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. Both routes will be operated using A330-200 aircraft, recently introduced onto the Lagos-Atlanta route, adding more seats and offering an enhanced onboard experience.

 

In addition to fully flat-bed seats in Delta One, Wi-Fi access, screens at every seat and free-mobile messaging throughout the aircraft, Delta’s services between Lagos and Atlanta are tailored to meet the preferences of local customers. This includes regionally inspired cuisine with locally sourced ingredients, offering a wider selection of sodas and fruit juices, and showcasing Nigeria’s vibrant film industry.

 

By numbers:  Delta’s 10-years in Lagos:

 

1.12 – Million customers have flown between Nigeria and the United States on Delta’s flights

 

10 – Most popular cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Washington D.C.,

 

6,300 – Delta flights operated between Nigeria and the United States

 

80,000+ – Passengers flown between Nigeria and the United States in 2017

 

300+ – Delta aircraft featuring Nollywood blockbusters as part of Delta Studio in-flight entertainment

 

6 – Years of Delta’s Internship Program, offering graduates business experience with Delta in Nigeria

 

200+ – Students participated in Delta’s Innovation Camp in partnership with Junior Achievement Nigeria

 

Lagos forms part of Delta’s Africa network which also includes service to Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal; and Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

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