Beginning on March 24, 2018, Delta Airlines will be adding new non-stop service from New York JFK to Lagos, Nigeria. This new service will operate three-times-weekly, and it will be complementing the existing four-times-weekly service from Atlanta.
“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 to serve the more than 27 million Delta customers that pass through New York every year.”
Delta’s New York-JFK – Lagos service is scheduled to operate as follows:
|Flight Number||Departs||Arrives||Days of Operation|
|DL415||New York-JFK at 10:50 p.m.||Lagos at 2:05 p.m. (next day)||Tue., Thurs., Sun.|
|DL215||Lagos at 10:30 p.m.||New York-JFK at 5:30 a.m. (next day)||Mon., Wed., Fri.|
The new non-stop JFK to Lagos service will be offered in an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, featuring 34 lie-flat seats with direct-aisle access in Delta One, 32 in Delta Comfort+ and 168 seats in the Main Cabin. Complimentary meals, including chef-curated and locally sourced fare and beverages will be provided in all cabins. Additionally, in the Delta One cabin, customers will enjoy Westin Heavenly In-Flight Bedding, noise-canceling LSTN headphones and TUMI amenity kits featuring Kiehl’s Since 1851 premium skincare products.
While other U.S. airlines are focusing their route expansions into other regions, Delta is leading in Africa. It currently flies to four African cities: Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal; and Johannesburg, South Africa; in addition to Lagos, where Delta will mark its 10th anniversary of service in December.