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Delta Air Lines resumes flights to Lagos, upgrades other US to Africa services 

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is stepping up its services from the United States to the continent of Africa for the northern winter of 2024/25. The carrier will resume a daily flight between New York-JFK and Lagos, Nigeria while also upgrading the aircraft types used on its other US-to-Africa direct services. 

Delta currently operates a daily service between Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport (ATL) and Lagos-Murtala Mohammed International Airport (LOS). With the resumption of a daily New York-JFK to Lagos service on December 1, 2024, the airline will offer a total of 14 weekly flights to Nigeria from December 2024 until the first half of January 2025. This will drop to 10 weekly flights for the remainder of the winter period of 2024/25.  

Customers of the new service will have a varied choice of service offerings onboard the new flights. These will include Delta One (business class), Delta Premium Select (premium economy), Delta Comfort+ (enhanced economy), and Main Cabin (economy class) products on the 223-seat Airbus A330-200s that will be deployed on the reinstated New York to Lagos route.  

Elsewhere, the carrier has announced that service enhancements to Accra, Ghana (ACC), and its two destinations in South Africa are also underway.  

In late October 2024, Delta will upgrade its aircraft serving Ghana to its 27-strong fleet of 281-seat Airbus A330-900neo aircraft adding almost 1,000 additional seats each week on the route and providing 30% more capacity between Ghana and the US. As the first US-based airline to initiate direct services to Ghana, Delta remains the largest carrier in the US to Ghana market, offering year-round daily service from New York-JFK Airport.   

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Delta is also upgrading the aircraft used on its routes between Atlanta and South Africa. The carrier operates ten weekly flights year-round to Johannesburg (JNB) and Cape Town (CPT).  

With the introduction of its higher-premium cabin Airbus A350-900s on the two routes to South Africa, these aircraft will provide an additional eight Delta One Suite seats, bringing the total to 40 in total, allowing the airline to take advantage of the higher demand for business travel between the cities. The fleet changes will come into effect on the Johannesburg route on June 20, 2024, and to Cape Town on September 9, 2024. 

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“These enhancements reflect our dedication to meeting the evolving needs of our customers,” said Joe Esposito, Delta’s Senior Vice President of Network Planning. “We’re expanding our options for customers to experience the premium service and elevated hospitality they expect from Delta.”  
  
Delta Air Lines carries more than half a million customers between the US and Africa annually on over 34 weekly flights.  

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