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Delta marks 10 years of service to Nigeria

LAGOS, December 4, 2017 – Delta Air Lines [NYSE:DAL] today marked its 10th anniversary of nonstop service between Lagos and Atlanta. Launched on December 4, 2007, Delta remains the only, U.S. airline to fly nonstop between Nigeria and the United States and has carried more than 1.1 million passengers between the two nations over the past decade.

“It’s an honour to serve Lagos. For 10 years it has been an important route in our trans-Atlantic network not only for the business community, but also for customers reuniting with friends and families across the United States,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s senior vice president – Network Planning. “With this milestone comes a new flight to New York-JFK starting in March and our customers can be sure we remain as committed as ever to delivering the very best in terms of network, schedule and on-board experience in Nigeria.”

Team Delta Air Lines with the Nigerian media

From March 26, 2018, the airline will operate daily service between Lagos and the United States, with four weekly services to Atlanta complemented by three new weekly flights to New York-JFK. Both routes will be operated using A330-200 aircraft, recently introduced onto the Lagos-Atlanta route, adding more seats and offering an enhanced on-board experience.

Left to Right – Jimmy Eichelgruen, Director – Sales, AMEI presents Delta Air Lines Certificate of Recognition to Olufemi Adefope, Managing Director, Skylogistics (Delta GSA in Nigeria) while Shane Spyak, Staff Vice President, Sales, EMEAI all of Delta Air Lines looks on during the media event of Delta Air Lines 10th year anniversary service to Nigeria.

In addition to fully flat-bed seats in Delta One, Wi-Fi access, screens at every seat and free-mobile messaging throughout the aircraft, Delta’s services between Lagos and Atlanta are tailored to meet the preferences of local customers. This includes regionally inspired cuisine with locally sourced ingredients, offering a wider selection of sodas and fruit juices, and showcasing Nigeria’s vibrant film industry.

Left to Right – Bobby Bryan, Commercial Director, East and West Africa; Shane Spyak, Staff Vice President, Sales, EMEAI; Olufemi Adefope, Managing Director, Skylogistics (Delta GSA in Nigeria); Bob Cortelyou, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Jimmy Eichelgruen, Director – Sales, AMEI all of Delta Air Lines during the media event of Delta Air Lines 10th year anniversary service to Nigeria.

By numbers:  Delta’s 10-years in Lagos:

1.12 – Million customers have flown between Nigeria and the United States on Delta’s flights

10 – Most popular cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Washington D.C.,

6,300 – Delta flights operated between Nigeria and the United States

80,000+ – Passengers flown between Nigeria and the United States in 2017

300+ – Delta aircraft featuring Nollywood blockbusters as part of Delta Studio in-flight entertainment

6 – Years of Delta’s Internship Program, offering graduates business experience with Delta in Nigeria

200+ – Students participated in Delta’s Innovation Camp in partnership with Junior Achievement Nigeria

Lagos forms part of Delta’s Africa network which also includes service to Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal; and Johannesburg, South Africa.

For more information and to book travel, customers should contact Delta’s reservation office at 01 279 9000, see or visit their local travel agent.





About Delta

Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2017, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the sixth time in seven years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented seven consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 306 destinations in 52 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, São Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub,, and

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