Delta’s Big First Year from Lagos to the Big Apple   

Delta has marked a successful first 12 months of flying between Lagos and New York-JFK.

The nonstop flight started on March 26, 2018 and operates three times a week. Delta also flies nonstop between Lagos and Atlanta four times weekly, offering a daily connection to the United States from Nigeria.

Highlights of Delta’s first year Lagos-New York-JFK service:

  • Average load factor of 84%                                                                   
  • Almost 60,000 customers on board                                                         
  • Most popular onward connections to Baltimore, Dallas, Chicago and Boston

Onboard experience

Delta’s Lagos flights are operated using Delta’s Airbus A330 fleet with upgraded interiors. Customers flying to New York and Atlanta enjoy:

  • Flat-bed seats with individual aisle access in Delta One                           
  • In-seat entertainment featuring on-demand Delta Studio® entertainment for every passenger
  • Power supply at every seat for personal electronic devices                      
  • Free mobile messaging via iMessage, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp
  • Optional access to high-speed Wi-Fi

Convenient schedules

Delta’s flights from New York and Atlanta are conveniently timed to depart at the end of the day enabling customers to maximise their time in the United States.

Delta is the largest carrier in both Atlanta and New York.  Customers travelling on Delta’s services from Nigeria are able to conveniently connect the same day to more than 200 destinations in the United States and beyond.

Delta’s nonstop flight between Lagos and New York-JFK is scheduled as follows:




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Lagos at 23:15

New York-JFK at 05:30 (next day)

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New York-JFK at 22:55

Lagos at 14:35 (next day)

Delta’s nonstop flight between Lagos and Atlanta is scheduled as follows:




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Lagos at 22:25

Atlanta at 05:30 (next day)

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Atlanta at 22:40

Lagos at 15:20 (next day)

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