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Delta Air Lines is widening its global footprint as the company announced plans to add a direct route to Lagos, Nigeria from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The airline will use the long-range twin-aisle AIrbus A330-200 for the flight, which will depart New York at night on Tuesdays, Thursday and Sundays.
“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 service to Lagos,” said Henry Kuykendall, Delta’s Vice President-New York. “This new route to the African continent joins existing service from JFK to Dakar and Accra, and follows new trans-Atlantic routes to Lisbon, Berlin 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.”
The Airbus A330 for this flight will have almost three dozen flat bed seats in Delta One, as the airline will mark ten years of flight service to Africa.
While Delta, as mentioned, is using the A330, it is also taking delivery of Airbus’ technologically advanced new plane, the A350. The A350 is supposed to compete with Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.
That plane is being rolled out on Asia bound flights from the U.S. It remains unclear if Delta will incorporate the new jets into some of its Africa routes.
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