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Delta Resumes Flights to Lagos from New York

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Delta Air Lines is bringing back a popular route to Africa just in time for the busy winter travel season.

Here’s what you need to know about the returning route.

Delta Restarts New York to Lagos Flights

After the route was cut in 2022, Delta will restart service between New York (JFK) and Lagos, Nigeria (LOS) on December 1, 2024.

Delta will fly the route daily through mid-January before transitioning to 3x weekly on January 16, 2025. The airline flies nonstop from its Atlanta (ATL) hub to Lagos. When the JFK route resumes, Delta will offer 14x weekly flights to Nigeria in December through the first half of January and 10x weekly flights thereafter.

Bottom Line:

Delta axed the route in 2022, citing “current demand environment.” That left Atlanta as the sole nonstop route between the U.S. and Nigeria’s largest city.

Delta will fly its Airbus A330-200 aircraft on the route — its smallest capacity long-haul aircraft. The A330-200 features Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin.

Delta Air Lines A330 at Salt Lake City (SLC)
Delta Air Lines’ A330 will service the New York to Lagos route. Image Credit: Daniel Ross

The airline also announced some positive updates on its other routes to the African continent.

Delta will begin flying the Airbus A330-900neo in late October on its daily flight between New York and Accra, Ghana (ACC). (Currently, it flies the Boeing 767 on the route).

Finally, Delta will begin flying the Airbus A350-900 on its routes to South Africa. The aircraft will begin flying to and from Johannesburg (JNB) on June 20 and Cape Town (CPT) on September 9.

“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.”

How To Book

Unfortunately, tickets do not appear to be live on Delta.com or Google Flights.

Still, we know that flights will eventually be available to book using Delta SkyMiles. Delta SkyMile are pretty easy to earn. Here are some of the best ways to earn SkyMiles for travel:

Final Thoughts

Delta resuming service between JFK and Lagos is excellent news for travelers, especially along the East Coast, who will no longer have to route through ATL to fly to Nigeria. Additionally, the airline is updating its exciting African routes with better aircraft, which will provide more competition to other airlines flying directly to the Continent!

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