Delta Airlines on Tuesday marked 15 years of nonstop service connecting Nigeria and the United States of America.
The airline launched its first flight between Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on December 4, 2007, and it has continued to operate year-round daily service between the cities using 223-seat A330-200 aircraft.
Delta’s Regional Sales Manager for Africa, Jimmy Eichelgruen, “We are extremely proud to be marking 15 years of flying to Nigeria and, thanks to the support of the airport, government authorities and the local community, our service from Lagos to Atlanta has remained strong in connecting Nigeria to the world.
“Since we started service to Lagos, we have flown over 1.65 million passengers on Delta flights between Nigeria and the United States and carried around 20,000 thousand tons of cargo between the two countries reflecting the importance of our service and commitment to the market.”
Customers travelling on Delta from Lagos benefit from convenient connections to more than 200 destinations via Atlanta to cities such as Washington DC, New York, Orlando and Los Angeles.