United Airlines Plans New Service from Washington, D.C. to Lagos

By Kurt Stolz on 18 September 2021
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A United Polaris seat

United Airlines announced it will introduce new thrice-weekly non-stop service between Washington, D.C. and Lagos, Nigeria.

Flights to Lagos will start November 29, subject to government approval.

The new flights will be the first non-stop service linking the two cities.

The Chicago-based carrier first announced plans for the Lagos service in November of last year.

With a population of 14.8 million, Lagos is the second most populous city in Africa and a major destination for travelers from the United States. The Lagos metropolitan area has a population of nearly 24 million.

Lagos is a major African financial center and is also home to one of the largest and busiest seaports on the continent.

The city has a vibrant night life and is known for its music scene. It is the center of the Nigerian movie industry and is gradually becoming a major tourist destination, in part thanks to the many festivals held there.

United will operate the Lagos flights with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.  Each plane has 28 Polaris open suites with seats that are 20.8” in width and that extend into a 78” bed.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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