Delta Airlines is set to launch a nonstop New York to Lagos flight in 2018, the carrier announced on its website on Sunday.
The onboard experience between New York – JFK and Lagos will be on the 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.
According to Delta’s vice president Henry Kuykendall;
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 a direct New York to Lagos flight.
This new route to the African continent joins existing service from JFK to Dakar and Accra, and follows new transatlantic routes to Lisbon, Berlin a route which restarted in May after a gap of six years 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 already has a strong presence in three other African cities: Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal; and Johannesburg, South Africa.