Delta celebrates 1-millionth passenger on board Lagos-Atlanta service


Delta Air Lines hit an important milestone as it carried the 1-millionth customer to fly on its nonstop service between Nigeria and the United States. The passenger, Ms Gbemisola Abudu, was met by Bobby Bryan, Delta’s Commercial Director for East and West Africa, as she checked in for 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, Ms 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.

 Effective October 29, 2017, 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 6 centimetres wider and 2.03 metres long, with an angled configuration for greater privacy.
    • Chef-curated meals in Delta One using local ingredients and regionally-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.
    • Wi-Fi available for purchase.

For more information, customers should contact Delta’s reservation office at 01 279 9000, see or visit their local travel agent.

About Delta

Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2017, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the sixth time in seven years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented six consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 334 destinations in 62 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub,, and

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