Ahead of the busy Christmas period, Delta Air Lines has announced changes to its flight schedule between Lagos and Atlanta, effective 4th October 2023.

According to a statement by the airline, the new schedule offers custom­ers an early afternoon depar­ture from Lagos at 1:00pm ar­riving into Atlanta at 8:55pm on the same day. The return flight departs Atlanta at 6:15pm and arrives into Lagos at 11:00 am the following morning. 

“Delta’s flights between Lagos and Atlanta, the world’s leading airport, operate daily and offer customers over 200 onward connections across the U.S. and beyond.  

“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.

“Lagos is a key destination for Delta and its leading hub in Atlanta is the world’s leading hub and gateway to the Americas,” Delta’s Regional Sales Manager Africa, Jimmy Eichelgruen, said.

He stated that Delta will upgauge its aircraft on the Lagos to Atlanta route over the Christmas and New Year period operating an Airbus A350-900 to support additional holiday traffic. 

Eichelgruen disclosed that travellers between 16th December 2023 to 14th January 2024 will have the opportunity to experience the A350-900 offering an additional 166 daily seats between the two countries. 

He further said that Delta has promised that customers flying from Nigeria to the U.S. will continue to enjoy the opportunity to fly on full-flat Delta One beds, Delta Premium Select, as well as Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service.

“Customers can look forward to an extensive food and beverage programme 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,” he explained further.