Delta Records 60,000 Passengers On Lagos-New York Route In One Year
Delta Air Lines has said it flew 60, 000 passengers from Lagos to New York, United States of America, in the last one year.
The airline said on Tuesday that the non-stop flight service between Lagos and New York-JFK started on March 26, 2018.
Delta’s Commercial Director, East and West Africa, Bobby Bryan, said Nigeria remained an important market for the airline.
He said, “Over the past year, Delta’s Lagos-New York-JFK service has had an average load factor of 84 per cent, welcomed almost 60,000 customers onboard and seen the most popular onward connections to Baltimore, Dallas, Chicago and Boston.
“Offering the choice of flying to either New York or Atlanta enables us to better serve our customers. Flying non-stop to these hubs offers a wealth of connecting options across the United States and beyond. Delta has served Nigeria for 11 years and we are proud to continue being the only US carrier flying between our nations.”
He stated that Delta’s flights from New York and Atlanta, using Airbus A330 fleet with upgraded interiors, were conveniently timed to depart at the end of the day enabling customers to maximise their time in the United States.
According to him, Delta is the largest carrier in both Atlanta and New York-JFK, with customers travelling on its services from Nigeria able to conveniently connect the same day to more than 200 destinations in the United States and beyond.