One of America’s foremost airlines and its longest serving flight operator in Nigeria, Delta Airlines said it would suspend flight operations between JFK airport, New York and Lagos from October 4, 2022.
In a statement by the airline, it said the reason was “to fit the current demand environment”, but noted that the Lagos-Atlanta route will still be operational.
“Delta is suspending its nonstop service between New York-JFK and Lagos to fit the current demand environment. We will continues to operate service between Lagos and Atlanta and offers onward connections to New York and other cities across the United States.
“Customers impacted by our suspended New York-JFK to Lagos service will be re-accommodated on Delta operated flights or services operated by our joint venture partners. Delta remains committed to the Nigeria market,” the statement added.
This news follows similar flight suspension by other international airlines to Nigeria, especially due to inability to repatriate ticket sales funds from the country.