Delta Air Lines has announced its resumption of operations from Lagos to Atlanta, starting from today (September 9, 2020).
The Airline said the flight to be operated with a Boeing 767-300 aircraft will fly four times a week with departures on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Delta’s Commercial Director – Africa, Bobby Bryan, said: “We know how important access to the United States is for our customers and now the restrictions have been lifted, we’re looking forward to re-starting our Lagos service to facilitate travel and business opportunities in Atlanta and beyond.
“Customers will have a different flying experience the next time they step onboard but this is to ensure the highest standards of safety for them and our people, which is our number one priority. We are also offering additional flexibility with tickets so customers have extra peace of mind should they need it.”
He explained that the flights between Lagos and Atlanta will temporarily make a brief stop in Dakar, with final administrative approvals for nonstop service expected shortly. Customers according to him will not be able to board or disembark in Senegal.
Last month, Delta announced that it will extend its middle seat block and limit the number of customers on board every flight until at least January 6, 2021.
For customers travelling alone or with one other companion, middle seats will be blocked for safety. For parties of three or more, middle seats will appear as available for booking, to allow families and travel companions to select seats together.
Bryan said customers can also continue enjoying peace of mind in case their travel plans change and for all new flights purchased through December 31, 2020, travellers have the option to change their flight without a change fee for a year from the date of purchase.
As part of its COVID-19 health and safety measures, Delta said it required employees and customers to wear a face mask or appropriate covering when travelling.
Furthermore, the Airline has introduced the Delta CareStandard as its commitment to a superior level of cleanliness, more space and safer service designed to ensure customers can travel with confidence.
As part of this, it has founded a Global Cleanliness Division dedicated to innovating and evolving its already-high cleanliness standards to ensure a consistently safe and sanitised experience across its facilities and aircraft for employees and customers, alike.
“Customers travelling between Nigeria and the United States will see these measures on their next flight: Sanitising the aircraft before every flight, State-of-the-art air circulation systems with HEPA filters that extract more than 99.99 per cent of fine particles in the air, including viruses and bacteria, on all trans-Atlantic flights (and mostly across Delta’s network).
“Boarding flights from back-to-front – reducing the instances of customers needing to pass by one another, Temporarily streamlining onboard food and beverage service and Providing supplies directly to customers when available, including hand sanitisers in wellness kits,” the Airline said.