Delta Airlines on Wednesday celebrated its seventh year anniversary of nonstop flight operation between Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Delta airlines is the only U.S. carrier to operate daily year round service between Nigeria and the United States offering hundreds of onward connecting opportunities via Delta’s Atlanta hub.
Speaking at an annual media roundtable in Lagos, Bobby Bryan, Delta’s commercial manager East and West Africa, said, “Delta’s flight between Lagos and Atlanta has remained solid, and we have been seeing load factors averaging around 80%. The top U.S. destinations that our customers from Nigeria have been travelling to include Houston, Washington, Los Angeles, Dallas and New York and this year alone we have carried some 100,000 passengers.”
Bryan continued, “Since our first service to the U.S in 2007 Delta has flown over 770,000 passengers. It’s incredible to think that is equivalent to the population of the city of Abuja.”
Delta operates flights between Lagos and Atlanta with a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with up to 208 seats in a two-class configuration featuring 36 seats in Business Elite, offering fully flat-bed seats with direct aisle and 179 seats in economy class. Customers flying in Economy Comfort, Delta’s premium economy service, benefit from up to four additional inches of legroom and 50 percent more recline than Delta’s standard international Economy class seats, as well as priority boarding. Other product initiatives being rolled out across Delta’s international fleet include the expansion of Wi-Fi service by the end of 2016.