Due to surge in travel demand, Delta will operate an Airbus A350-900 on its Lagos-Atlanta service over the busy Christmas and New Year season. The A350-900 will operate the route between 16 December 2023 and 14 January 2024, temporarily replacing the Airbus A330-200 which operates the route.
“Nigeria is a key destination for Delta and, with strong customer demand between Lagos and Atlanta, we are delighted to offer more seats and a newly timed schedule between Lagos and the United States this upcoming holiday season,” said Jimmy Eichelgruen, Delta’s Regional Sales Manager Africa. “Lagos is a key destination for Delta and its leading hub in Atlanta is the world’s leading hub and gateway to the Americas.”
The announcement of the aircraft upgrade is coming only three days after Delta changed the schedule of the Lagos-Atlanta service due to the relocation of all international airlines from the old terminal to the New International Terminal 2 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
Delta’s new flight schedule offers travellers an early afternoon departure from Lagos at 1:00pm arriving Atlanta at 8:55pm on the same day. The return flight departs Atlanta at 6:15pm and arrives Lagos at 11:00 am the following morning. The flight operates daily and offers customers onward connections to over 200 destinations across the U.S. and beyond.
Delta customers flying from Nigeria to the U.S. will continue to enjoy the popular and exclusive full-flat Delta One beds, Delta Premium Select, as well as Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service.
Customers can also look forward to enjoying an extensive food and beverage program that includes thoughtfully curated menu options. All customers can enjoy a wide selection of in-flight entertainment options and stay connected with Wi-Fi for purchase and enjoy free mobile messaging.