The path is not yet open, but it is destined to open on March 24, 2018. It is going to fly from the JFK airport all the way to its destination in the African continent. The route is only going to be in service three times a week though this number may change at a later date. These days were chosen to complement the existing four-times service from Atlanta.
It was only a matter of time before the Delta’s JFK hub offered an opportunity for customers to fly from the Big Apple to the African continent. The JFK airport is perhaps one of the largest international airports in the United States. This is the location where most tourists and international travelers fly to, so it makes sense that this new flight is going to be offered there.
Delta’s Vice President, Henry Kuykendall, touched on the new service and said that Delta’s commitment to creating pathways that connect more of the world is the company’s goal. This new service to Lagos meets that goal. Kuykendall also said that this new service is going to complement JFK’s service to Dakar and Accra, which will likely satisfy many customers who fly to these regions. Delta’s Vice President also pointed out that the company has been growing over the last few years. He said the company is also proud of the new trans-Atlantic routes to places like Lisbon, Berlin, and Glasgow just to name a few.
It is no secret that Delta gets more than 25 million customers through JFK every single year, and each customer has different needs. Delta is just trying to find ways to satisfy those needs with each passing year.