Friendly Skies: Delta Named ‘Best Flight Experience to Africa’

Friendly Skies: Delta Named ‘Best Flight Experience to Africa’

Delta Airlines has the “Best Flight Experience to Africa,” at least the readers of the Executive Travel Magazine think so. This is the second year the airline received this honor.

The magazine’s Leading Edge awards recognize travel providers that offer innovative, high quality products and services to business travelers, reports Ghana Business.  Delta was awarded gold status–the highest level award, beating out South African Airways and British Airways.

“Since launching service to Africa in 2006, we have grown from 22 weekly flights between the African continent and the United States to 50 this summer which reflects that our customers value the service we offer”, Delta Airlines said in a press statement.

The American carrier is a leading airline between Africa and the United States, providing a daily nonstop service between Johannesburg and Atlanta, Accra and New York-JFK, Lagos and Atlanta, and three weekly services between Monrovia and New York-JFK, via Accra as well as four times weekly nonstop services between Dakar and New York-JFK.

“Passengers flying to the U.S. benefit from convenient onward connections to over 160 destinations from Atlanta and 60 from New York-JFK, including popular destinations in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean,”  the statement continued.

The airline has made improvements on its Africa flights. Its Business Elite customers flying on services to and from Johannesburg and Nigeria can now use 180-degree, fully flat-bed seats and the custom-designed seats offer direct aisle access, as well as on Demand in-seat entertainment. According to Delta, the flat-bed seat would be rolled out to Accra and Monrovia by the end of 2013.

“Delta also offers Economy Comfort and customers flying in Economy benefit from up to four additional inches of legroom for 35 full inches of seat pitch and 50 percent more recline than Delta’s standard Economy class seat. Delta will also begin the rollout of onboard Wi-Fi across the international fleet in 2014 adding to the existing Wi-Fi services available on all of Delta’s domestic U.S. fleet,” the carrier also announced.