Delta to Restart Nigeria Services From New York JFK

A Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-200 in flight.
Photo Credit: Delta Air Lines

This winter, Delta Air Lines further strengthens its position as the leading U.S. carrier to Africa. It will see the relaunch of daily flights from New York-JFK (JFK) to Lagos, Nigeria (LOS). The renewed service is set to start December 1, 2024.

The airline is also enhancing its fleet serving Accra, Ghana (ACC), and South Africa. Delta currently transports over half a million passengers annually between the U.S. and Africa, offering more than 34 weekly flights.

“These improvements demonstrate our commitment to adapting to our customers’ needs,” said Joe Esposito, Delta’s Senior Vice President of Network Planning.

“We’re providing more options for travelers to experience the premium service and exceptional hospitality Delta is known for.”

New York JFK to Nigeria

With the resumption of daily service from New York JFK, Delta will offer a total of 14 weekly flights to Nigeria in December through mid-January. This will be followed by a transition to 10 weekly flights for the rest of winter 2024.

Delta will fly the route daily, and will then shift to three times per week on January 16, 2025.

Delta A330neo London-Los Angeles Diverts to Reykjavik
Photo Credit: Steven Byles via Wikimedia Commons.

Passengers on this route will enjoy a choice of seating experiences. Options include Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+, and Main Cabin – all aboard the Airbus A330-200.

Delta One boasts an extensive food and beverage program featuring curated menus, specialty snacks, and premium beverages.

Delta Premium Select offers increased personal space with wider seats, deeper recline, and adjustable footrests.

In-flight Entertainment and Amenities

All passengers can access a vast selection of in-flight entertainment options through Delta Studio. This service includes movies, TV shows, music, podcasts, and more.

Delta partners with global suppliers to provide passengers with artisan-crafted amenity kits and beverages like Thrive Farmers Tea.

Premium Upgrades for Ghana and South Africa

As the first U.S. airline to serve Ghana, Delta remains the market leader, offering year-round daily service from JFK.

In late October 2024, Delta will upgrade its Ghana service to the 281-seat Airbus A330-900neo. This adds nearly 1,000 more seats each week and increasing capacity by 30% between Ghana and the U.S.

This aircraft boasts four distinct cabin experiences – Delta One Suites, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+, and Main Cabin.

A Delta Air Lines A330 after landing.
TJDarmstadt, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Delta One Suite Enhancements

Delta One Suites offer enhanced privacy with sliding doors, memory-foam mattresses, and soft bedding crafted from recycled materials.

Passengers can also enjoy an expanded beverage selection and a seasonal, chef-curated four-course meal.

South Africa Service Upgrades

Delta Air Lines is also upgrading its Atlanta service to South Africa. Here, it operates 10 weekly flights year-round to Johannesburg (JNB) and Cape Town (CPT).

The introduction of the higher-premium 35H Airbus A350-900 will provide eight additional Delta One Suite seats. This brings the total to 40, matched with improved operational performance.

Passengers flying to JNB can expect these changes starting June 20th, and those flying to CPT will see them implemented on September 9th.

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