The lucrative Lagos, Nigeria – Atlanta, United States non-stop air passenger route operated by Delta Airlines recorded its first one millionth passenger at the weekend when Gbemisola Abudu boarded the flight bound for Atlanta, after a short recognition ceremony at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
Bobby Bryan, Delta’s commercial director for East and West Africa, met Abudu as she checked infor her flight from Lagos to Atlanta and was presented with a special celebratory gift to mark the occasion.
“Delta has a lot to celebrate in Nigeria and we’re delighted to congratulate Ms Abudu for being our 1-millionth passenger on-board our Lagos route, a landmark moment for our airline,” said Bobby Bryan.
“Delta’s operations in Nigeria continue to go from strength to strength. This year we are celebrating our 10-year anniversary in the market and will launch a new route to New York-JFK from Lagos next year.”
Following her surprise at check-in, Abudu was treated to Delta’s Sky Priority airport service, as well as a VIP celebration in Delta’s airport lounge.
Delta is the only U.S. airline to serve Nigeria and will mark a decade of nonstop service to Lagos in December. 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.
The airline said in a statement that beginning from October 29 all Delta services to and from Lagos will be operated using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Customers will benefit from a host of onboard amenities including, larger seats throughout the aircraft, including main cabin; Delta One features fully flat-bed seats that are six centimetres wider and 2.03 metres long, with an angled configuration for greater privacy; chef-curated meals in Delta One using local ingredients andregionally-inspired meals in Main Cabin served with complimentary beverages; customizable TUMI amenity kits in Delta One, plus a sleep kits in comfort + and main cabin; power outlets and USB power available at every seat in every class of service; complimentary Delta Studio entertainment for all, featuring Nollywood blockbusters; and Wi-Fi available for purchase.