Delta has announced a number of enhancements to its African network, including the return of flights between New York and Lagos.

The carrier last served Nigeria’s largest city from JFK in 2022, but will resume flights on 1 December, initially offering a daily service before reducing frequencies to three flights per week during the winter season from 16 January, 2025.

The New York JFK-Lagos route will be served by A330-200 aircraft, and will add to Delta’s existing daily flights between Atlanta and the Nigerian city.

Meanwhile the carrier is also upgrading the aircraft used on several routes to Ghana and South Africa later this year.

From late October Delta’s flights between New York JFK and Accra will feature the airline’s A330-900neo aircraft, which offer Delta One Suites, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin seating.

For our recent review of the Delta One service on a flight between Los Angeles and London, see:

Flight review: Delta Air Lines A330-900neo Delta One Los Angeles-London

The move will add nearly 1,000 seats to the route each week, increasing the carrier’s capacity between Ghana and the US by 30 per cent.

The airline is also upgrading its flights from Atlanta to Johannesburg and Cape Town to the higher-premium configuration 35H A350-900.

This will result in eight additional Delta One Suites being available on each flight (bringing the total to 40).

The change will take effect on flights to Johannesburg from 20 June, and to Cape Town from 9 September.

Commenting on the news Joe Esposito, Delta’s senior vice president of network planning, said:

“These enhancements reflect our dedication to meeting the evolving needs of our customers. We’re expanding our options for customers to experience the premium service and elevated hospitality they expect from Delta.”