United Airlines Inaugurates New Nonstop Service Between Washington DC, Lagos - INDEPENDENT
LAGOS – United Airlines has inaugurated its new nonstop service between its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport and Murtala Muhammed International Airport with the arrival of the first flight into Lagos on December 1.
With three weekly flights, United is the first and only airline serving Washington DC nonstop from Lagos.
The flight is operated with state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring United’s award-winning United PolarisSM business class cabin and United Premium PlusSM premium economy seats.
The new service marks United’s return to Nigeria, which the airline previously served up until 2016. United is the first and only airline serving Washington DC nonstop from Lagos
A water cannon salute marked the arrival of United flight UA612 with Oluwatomi Bola-Sadipe, United’s Country Sales Manager Nigeria, Victoria Shin-Aba, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Regional General Manager and Claire Pierangelo, U.S. Consul General welcoming the first arriving United customers at Murtala Muhammed International Airport.
“This new flight from Lagos reinforces our ongoing commitment to growing our network in Africa and providing more convenient service to the destinations our customers want to fly to most,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s Senior Vice President of International Network Planning and Alliances.
“This highly anticipated service will provide a key gateway between Lagos and Washington DC, as well as easy one-stop connections to almost 80 destinations across the Americas, including Houston and Chicago.”
“This exciting initiative further expands our economic relationship, promotes people-to-people ties, and creates new opportunities for United, travel companies, and customers alike,” said Mary Beth Leonard, U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria.