North American Airlines has launched a scheduled service between Lagos, Nigeria and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The inaugural flight departed Lagos after special ceremonies at Murtala Muhammed Airport. North American, which is the only U.S. airline operating nonstop scheduled service between Africa and the United States, now offers three weekly round-trip flights between Lagos and New York with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
“We are grateful for the support we have received from the government and the business community in Nigeria,” said Rob Binns, chief marketing officer, during the inaugural ceremonies. “Lagos is the third African city served by North American, in addition to Accra, Ghana and Banjul, The Gambia. We are confident this convenient nonstop service will be appreciated by many customers who wish to travel between the United States and Nigeria.”