United Airlines will fly between Washington, D.C. and Lagos, Nigeria beginning in November.

United Airlines announced Friday that new service between Washington, D.C., and Lagos, Nigeria, will begin operations on Nov. 29 (subject to government approval).

The airline plans to operate the route three times a week on Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft featuring 28 lie-flat United Polaris business class seats, 21 premium economy seats, 36 Economy Plus seats and 158 standard economy seats.

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“This new flight to Lagos has been highly anticipated by our customers and offers the first ever nonstop service between Washington, D.C. and Nigeria, as well as convenient, one-stop connections to over 80 destinations throughout the Americas including Houston and Chicago,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of international network and alliances.

This new flight builds on United’s expansion into Africa and solidifies United’s leadership position to Africa from the D.C. metro area, with more flights to the continent than any other airline. Just this year, United launched new service between New York/Newark and Johannesburg, South Africa and between Washington, D.C. and Accra, Ghana.

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