The United Airlines has announced an inaugural nonstop flight services from Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
The flights will kick off on Monday, November 29, 2021.
This was disclosed in a release by the US-based carrier on Friday, September 17, 2021.
It disclosed that subject to government approval; the airline will operate three weekly flights between the two airports and tickets for the route will go on sale this weekend when United loads its schedules.
Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of international network and alliances, expressed delight over the developmen, adding “This new flight to Lagos has been highly anticipated by our 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.
‘‘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.”
The United Airlines will fly a Boeing 787-8 on the Lagos-Washington route. The aircraft will feature 28 lie-flat business class seats, branded as United Polaris, in a 1-2-1 configuration.