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United Airlines adds service between Lagos and Washington D.C.

Posted 22 September 2021 · Add Comment

United Airlines has announced a new service between Lagos and Washington, D.C. will begin 29 November westbound and 1 December 2021 eastbound (subject to government approval).

 

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The airline will operate three weekly flights connecting Nigeria’s largest city to the U.S. capital. Tickets will be available for sale on united.com and the United app this weekend. The new service marks United’s return to Nigeria which the airline previously served up until 2016.

 

“This new flight from Lagos has been highly anticipated by our customers and offers the first ever nonstop service between Nigeria and Washington, D.C., as well as convenient, one-stop connections to over 80 destinations throughout the Americas including Houston and Chicago,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of international network and alliances. “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 to Dulles International from the African continent,” said Carl Schultz, acting vice president of airline business development at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. “Lagos joins nearly 50 other nonstop international destinations currently served by the National Capital Region’s gateway to the world.”

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