Flights to Lagos, Nigeria – New Route Announced by United Airline Earlier on the weekend, America’s popular and international carrier, United Airlines announced flights to Lagos Nigeria, connecting the African Continent with America. This will be United’s second des
BigNews.Biz - Nov 22,2010 - Earlier on the weekend, America’s popular and international carrier, United Airlines announced flights to Lagos (http://www.travelhouseuk.co.uk/flights/africa/lagos.htm) Nigeria, connecting the African Continent with America. This will be United’s second destination on the African Continent. The Schedule for these flights has also been released this week according to which, United Airline will be departing / Returning at Washington Airport in the US. The flights services between Washington and Lagos will commence from December 12, 2010 and will prove worthwhile catering the need of high volume air traffic during the holiday month.
The airline has given flight number United 990 for this service. The Flight will depart Washington Dulles International Airport at 10:43 in the evening, seven days a week. The arrival will fall on next day, early morning at Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International Airport around 5:35 p.m. The airline will also have a stopover on the way in Accra, Ghana for a short while.
Flights to Washington (http://www.travelhouseuk.co.uk/flights/usa_canada/washington_dc.htm), U.S. will begin from the following day December 13, 2010at 09:30 p.m. approx. The airline has granted Flight number United 991 to this flight. The return flight will also have a short stopover in Accra, capital city of Ghana and will arrive in Washington the next day at 6:11 a.m. approx. *Flight schedules are subject to government approval.
The evening flights and early morning arrivals are ideal for business travelers and people looking for onward connections within the United States as flights to and from Lagos are perfectly timed to provide connections to and from various points in North America.
At this occasion, Jeff Smisek, president and chief executive officer of United Continental Holdings stated:
We are grateful to the Honorable Fidelia Akuabata Njeze, the Nigerian Minister of Aviation, Dr. Harold Demuren, director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, and their colleagues for their commitment to launching this new service between Washington and this vibrant Nigerian city.
He further added: This service will facilitate stronger commercial and cultural ties between the United States and Nigeria, while providing new options and convenience for travelers on both sides of the Atlantic.