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Delta Resumes Service From New York-JFK to Nigeria

The airline also announced plans to upgrade aircraft for service to Ghana and South Africa.

A Delta 767-300 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Delta plans to relaunch flights to Lagos, Nigeria from New York-JFK on Dec. 1, 2024. The decision comes nearly two years after the company suspended its NewYork-JFK route to Lagos.

According to a press release from the company on Thursday, Delta will offer daily services to Nigeria until shifting to three times per week on Jan. 16, 2025. Additionally, fleet enhancements in service from New York-JFK to Accra, Ghana and South Africa are also underway.

The airline says it carries more than half a million customers between the U.S. and Africa each year on more than 34 weekly flights. Currently operating a daily service between Atlanta and Lagos, the resumption of daily New York-JFK service will offer a total of 14 weekly flights to Nigeria in December through the first half of January and 10 weekly flights for the remainder of 2024.

“These enhancements reflect our dedication to meeting the evolving needs of our customers,” said Joe Esposito, Delta’s Senior Vice President of Network Planning, in a news release. “We’re expanding our options for customers to experience the premium service and elevated hospitality they expect from Delta.”

Going to Ghana

Delta offers year-round daily service from New York-JFK to Ghana. In late October 2024, Delta will upgrade its aircraft serving Ghana to the 281-seat Airbus A330-900neo. This will add nearly 1,000 more seats each week, providing 30% more capacity between Ghana and the U.S.

Delta will also upgrade its aircraft from Atlanta to South Africa, where it operates 10 weekly flights year-round to Johannesburg (JNB) and Cape Town (CPT). The newly introduced, higher-premium Airbus A350-900 will provide an additional eight Delta One Suite seats, bringing the total to 40, along with improved operational performance. These changes will take effect for Johannesburg on Jun. 20 and Cape Town on Sept. 9 this year.

AirlineGeeks.com Staff


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