Some routes come and go, and then come back like a boomerang. Delta’s operation to Lagos is one of those routes, with the airline planning to start operations from New York-JFK.
Delta Airbus A330 at Dubin Airport – Image, Economy Class and Beyond (Editors note, I know it’s a Delta A330-300, but I don’t have any pictures of a Delta A330-200…)
Delta will add a New York-JFK to Lagos, Nigeria route to compliment its existing Atlanta to Lagos route (and filling the gap that Arik Air has vacated).
The airline will operate a three times a week service, based on the following timetable:
DL415 DEPART JFK 22:50 ARRIVE LOS 14:05+1 operates Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays DL215 DEPART LOS 22:30 ARRIVE JFK 05:30+1 operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Commences 24 March 2018 DL415 operates Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays DL215 operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Booked Equipment: Airbus A330-200 Data: Delta
Delta will be deploying an Airbus A330-200 on this route, consisting of:
- 34 Delta One Business Class Seats
- 32 Delta Comfort+ Seats
- 168 Economy Class seats
Dwight James, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Trans-Atlantic, launching the route states:
“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.”
Delta flies to various destinations in the region, including Accra in Ghana, Dakar in Senegal, Johannesburg in South Africa and of course Lagos in Nigeria (operated from Atlanta).
Delta is unchallenged on this route between JFK and Lagos
For passengers, the launch of the JFK to Lagos service will fill in a hole that vanished when Arik Air pulled back after its financial troubles.
And connectivity is the name of the game.
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