Delta Airlines flies over 1.6m in 15-year Nigeria-U.S. services

  • Regional Sales Manager for Africa, Jimmy Eichelgruen (second left), and others cutting the cake to mark Delta Airlines’ 15 years of Nigeria-U.S. flight services…Monday

By Anthony Nwachukwu

Delta Airlines has marked 15 years of non-stop service connecting Nigeria and the United States (U.S.), even as its continues its year-round daily service between the cities using the 223-seat A330-200 aircraft.

The airline launched its first flight between Lagos (Murtala Muhammed International Airport) and Hartsfield-Jackson (Atlanta International Airport) on December 4, 2007.

Speaking on the milestone Monday, Delta’s Regional Sales Manager for Africa, Jimmy Eichelgruen, said: “We are extremely proud to be marking 15 years of flying to Nigeria.

“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 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 over 200 destinations via Atlanta to cities such as Washington DC, New York, Orlando and Los Angeles, the airline noted.

Its recently refurbished A330-200 aircraft offers customers a choice on how they want to enjoy the travel, with all four product experiences that Delta offers – Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin.

Customers travelling in Delta One enjoy refreshed amenities and services, including artisan-made Someone Somewhere amenity kits, soft and comfortable bedding made from recycled materials, pre-departure beverage service, chef-curated three-course meals and decadent desserts featuring ice cream sundaes. 

Delta Premium Select, the airline’s premium economy cabin, includes more space to relax and stretch out with a wider seat with deeper recline and an adjustable footrest and leg rest.

These customers also receive artisan-made amenity kits, noise-cancelling headsets, blankets and memory-foam pillows to help them arrive rested and refreshed. The Delta Premium Select experience also includes an elevated dining experience and premium service touchpoints.

All customers have access to Wi-Fi onboard for purchase and Delta’s best-in-class seatback entertainment, while powering up their own devices with in-seat power and USB ports.

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