Delta Air Lines has hit an important milestone as it carried the one-millionth customer to fly on its nonstop service between Nigeria and the United States .
The passenger , Gbemisola Abudu , was met by the Delta ‘s Commercial Director for East and West Africa , Bobby Bryan , as she checked in for her flight from Lagos to Atlanta and was presented with a special celebratory gift to mark the occasion .
Bryan said Delta has a lot to celebrate in Nigeria and “we ‘re delighted to congratulate Ms Abudu for being our one-millionth passenger on -board our Lagos route, a landmark moment for our airline .”
He added that Delta’s operations in Nigeria continue to go from strength to strength , as they celebrate 10 -year anniversary in the Nigerian market .
Following her surprise at check -in, Abudu was treated to Delta’s Sky Priority airport service, as well as a VIP celebration in Delta ‘s airport lounge .
Delta is the only U .S. airline to serve Nigeria and will mark a decade of nonstop service to Lagos in December. From March 26 , 2018, the airline will operate daily service between Lagos and the United States , with four weekly services to Atlanta complemented by three new weekly flights to New York-JFK