By Anthony Nwachukwu
Delta Air Lines will be restoring its non-stop flight on the Lagos and New York-JFK in December ahead of the festive season, the company has said.
The airline said it will resume its non-stop thrice-weekly flights between the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos and New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport from December 8, 2021.
Delta will also continue its daily Lagos-Atlanta flight, while its connections to 46 cities at JFK hub will make it easy for customers to reconnect with family and friends, and afford them new experiences across the U.S.
“Pre-pandemic, the U.S. was one of the most popular destinations for Nigerians and we don’t see any signs of this slowing down,” Delta’s Commercial Director Africa, the Middle East and India, Jimmy Eichelgruen, said.
“We’re proud to be the only airline connecting Nigeria non-stop to two destinations in the United States, offering more choice and award-winning service, whether traveling for business or leisure.”
Meanwhile, Delta has scheduled an Airbus A330-200 aircraft on the JFK route, which features a choice of Delta One, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin seats.
This enables customers to enjoy personal seatback entertainment screens with new premium content and on-demand Wi-Fi for purchase with free mobile messaging, the company stated.
Also, during the meal service, customers receive a choice of entrée alongside an appetizer and dessert in addition to a full bar selection or soft drink. Those traveling in Delta One can pre-order their in-flight meal and enjoy complimentary lounge access, including to Delta Sky Clubs in the U.S., before they fly.
In terms of operations, Delta noted that it maintained safety-focused operations throughout the pandemic and continues to evolve its layers of protection to offer customers a safer travel experience. Similarly, its new health credential solution, Delta FlyReady, meets health requirements and syncs to customers’ itineraries to make travel more convenient by enabling most customers traveling to the U.S. to upload a negative test result prior to travel, the airline said.