The United States-based United Airlines is set to begin flight operations from Virginia, the United States to Lagos, Nigeria, as tickets will be available for booking in a few days.
This was disclosed by the airline in a statement published on its website on Saturday.
According to the airline, the new flight to Lagos has been highly anticipated by customers and offers the first-ever nonstop service between Washington, D.C., and Nigeria, as well as convenient, one-stop connections to over 80 destinations throughout the Americas including Houston and Chicago.
Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of international network and alliances, stated:
“On behalf of all of United, we’d like to offer our sincere thanks to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and U.S. Department of Transportation for supporting our plans to provide this service.
“We are honoured to work with our partners at United Airlines to welcome their second nonstop connection from Dulles International to the African continent.
“Lagos joins nearly 50 other nonstop international destinations currently served by the National Capital Region’s gateway to the world.”