Delta Airlines has announced that it will reschedule its daily flight from Lagos to Atlanta due to the move of airline companies to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos’ New International Terminal.
The Punch reported that the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, had asked all airlines to vacate the airport by October 1, 2023. However, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria moved a few foreign airlines to the newly built terminal in March 2022.
In a letter to passengers published on Monday, Delta stated: “Please be advised that effective October 4, 2023, our Delta flights will depart from Lagos at 1:00pm daily and arrive Atlanta by 8:55pm (same day) due to the Lagos airport terminal relocation and challenges arising.”
It was made known that check-in would start at 7:00 a.m. and finish two hours before to departure.
Due to baggage belt malfunctions at the new terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, the relocation of foreign airlines had caused aircraft delays and cancellations. Additionally, passengers waited for hours in queue to check in and go through security.
Up until September 6, when FAAN ordered more than a dozen international airlines to leave the MMA international terminal in its place, the new terminal, which was constructed by the Federal Government with loans from China, had been underutilized.