Delta Air Lines Suspends Lagos-New York Flights

Delta Air Lines Suspends Lagos-New York Flights

US airline, Delta, has suspended its New York-JFK-Lagos flight with effect from October 4, 2022.

In a statement, the airline stated that the route suspension was to fit into “the current demand environment.”

The statement however said the airline was still operating its Lagos and Atlanta routes.

Daily Trust reports that the airline added the route in December, 2021 to increase its frequencies in Nigeria.

It was however not clear whether the suspension was informed by its inability to repatriate its funds as more foreign airlines review their operations in Nigeria over $465m blocked funds.

The Nigerian government only recently released $265m out of the funds even as foreign airlines are agitating for the release of the balance.

The statement by the US carrier reads, “Delta is suspending its nonstop service between New York-JFK and Lagos to fit the current demand environment. The airline 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.”

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