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February 23, 2007

Delta to Launch Nigeria Service

Bravo to Delta for announcing nonstop service from Atlanta to Lagos, Nigeria, beginning in December.  Any nonstop service to Africa is a plus for Americans and even moreso for those living in African nations who were forced to stop in London or Paris anytime they wanted to go anywhere (which makes doing business there even more difficult).  Speaking of difficult, in the linked article you'll notice that a spokesman for North American Airlines (which flies thrice weekly to Lagos from New York) calls the market "challenging" which is code for "good luck bribing your way through that mess."

To steal a comment from the Airliners.net board, this service will also make it easier for Atlantans to fly to Lagos to pick up their $34,720,000 they're helping a prince smuggle out of the country.

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Continental was on the verge of starting service to Nigeria last year, but pulled out at the last minute. The rumor mill (unconfirmed) was that the airline couldn't figure out a way to ethically do business in the country. There was also a safety issue for crew. Certainly a tough place to do business. Delta, though, seems willing to try just about anything now.

: iahphx at Feb 23, 2007 4:04:12 PM

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