Delta Air Lines is adding flights to Africa with a new service linking New York JFK with Lagos in Nigeria.
Beginning March 24, 2018, flights will operate three times weekly.
Delta already serves Lagos from its Atlanta hub four times a week.
“JFK is one of Delta’s gateways to the world, and we’re proud to make that world a little smaller with the launch of service to Lagos,” said Henry Kuykendall, Delta’s vice president-New York.
“This new route to the African continent joins existing service from JFK to Dakar and Accra, and follows new trans-Atlantic routes to Lisbon, Berlin and Glasgow that began this spring. We’re proud to continue to grow and refine our network.”
Airbus A330-200 aircraft will serve the route with three classes including 34 lie-flat seats with direct-aisle access in Delta One.
“Nigeria has been a strategically important market for Delta over the past 10 years and is a mainstay in our African network. As we look ahead to the next decade, we are improving the product offering with the A330 and increasing the number of seats from Lagos,” said Dwight James, Delta’s SVP – transatlantic.