CHICAGO, Ill. – United Airlines today announced the schedule for the airline’s new service between Washington and Lagos, Nigeria, United’s second destination on the African continent, beginning Dec. 12, 2010.
United 990 will depart Washington Dulles International Airport daily at 10:43 p.m., arriving at Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International Airport at 5:35 p.m. the next day after a stop in Accra, Ghana.
U.S.-bound service from Lagos begins Dec. 13 with the departure of United 991 at 9:30 p.m. After a stop in Accra, the flight will arrive in Washington the next day at 6:11 a.m.
United’s flights to and from Lagos are conveniently timed to provide connections to and from dozens of points in North America. At its hub in Washington Dulles, United operates nearly 300 daily departures.
“We are grateful to the Honorable Fidelia Akuabata Njeze, the Nigerian Minister of Aviation, Dr. Harold Demuren, director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, and their colleagues for their commitment to launching this new service between Washington and this vibrant Nigerian city,” said Jeff Smisek, president and chief executive officer of United Continental Holdings. “This service will facilitate stronger commercial and cultural ties between the United States and Nigeria, while providing new options and convenience for travelers on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Flights to Lagos will be operated with Boeing 767 aircraft, featuring United’s International Premium Travel Experience. Customers in United First® and United Business® may enjoy more than 150 hours of on-demand entertainment on 15.4-inch personal monitors, connect their iPods via connectivity outlets, relax with fully lie-flat seats, and savor world-class cuisine with United’s exclusive menu options. The Boeing 767 features six seats in United First, 26 seats in United Business, and 151 seats in United Economy®, including 74 United Economy Plus® seats with added legroom and more personal space.
Flight schedules are subject to change and are subject to government approval.