Delta makes changes to Lagos-Atlanta schedule ahead of holiday travel

Following a record-setting summer across the Atlantic, Delta Air has made is making changes to its flight schedule between Lagos and Atlanta, effective October 4th, 2023, in readiness for the holiday season.

Delta’s new flight schedule offers customers an early afternoon departure from Lagos at 1:oopm arriving in Atlanta at 8:55 pm on the same day.

The return flight departs Atlanta at 6: 15 p.m. and arrives in Lagos at 11:00 a.m. the following morning. Delta’s flights between Lagos and Atlanta, the world’s leading airport, operate daily and offer customers over 200 onward connections across the U.S. and beyond.

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“Nigeria is a key destination for Delta and, with strong customer demand between Lagos and Atlanta, we are delighted to offer more seats and a newly timed schedule between Lagos and the United States this upcoming holiday season,” said Jimmy Eichelgruen, Delta’s Regional Sales Manager Africa.  “Lagos is a key destination for Delta and its leading hub in Atlanta is the world’s leading hub and gateway to the Americas.”

Delta will upgauge its aircraft on the Lagos to Atlanta route over the Christmas and New Year period operating an Airbus A350-900 to support additional holiday traffic.

Travelers between December 16, 2023, to January 14, 2024 will have the opportunity to experience the A350-900  offering an additional 166 daily seats between the two countries.

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Delta customers flying from Nigeria to the U.S. will continue to enjoy the opportunity to fly on full-flat Delta One beds, Delta Premium Select, as well as Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service.

Delta stated that customers can look forward to an extensive food and beverage programme that includes thoughtfully curated menu options. All customers can enjoy a wide selection of in-flight entertainment options stay connected with Wi-Fi for purchase and enjoy free mobile messaging.

Delta’s winter schedule from Lagos to Atlanta* will operate as follows:

Flight number  Departs  Arrives   Frequency  
DL55  Lagos at 1:00pm  Atlanta at 8:55pm Daily
DL54  Atlanta at 6:15pm Lagos at 11:00am (next day) Daily
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*Subject to change

Delta flights between Lagos and Atlanta are available for booking via travel agents or Delta’s reservations team on 01 279 9000. Visit for further information and flight schedules.

Wole Shadare