South African Airways (SAA) has expanded its non-stop service between Ghana and the United States due to increased demand in this route starting in April, a senior SAA official said on Thursday, 3 January 2019.
According to Todd Neuman, SAA’s regional general manager for North America, the national carrier would increase its frequency on non-stop flights between the Ghanaian capital Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and Washington DC’s Dulles International Airport to five days a week. The new service starts on 1 April 2019.
“SAA continues to see growing demand for our non-stop Accra service and this increase in our frequency will give our business and leisure customers more options.”
“Our service between Accra and Washington-Dulles has been a resounding success from its inception in 2015 and we are very pleased to further develop the route with the introduction of a fifth weekly flight,” Neuman said.
SAA offers the only non-stop flight between Ghana and Washington DC and offers travellers convenient connections to and from over 100 cities across the US and Canada through its Star Alliance partner United Airlines via Washington DC
SAA’s flights from Johannesburg to Accra will be available five days a week with continuing service to Washington operating on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
In addition, SAA will continue to operate flights between Washington DC-Dulles and Dakar, Senegal and onwards to Johannesburg, two days per week, providing service on the only wide-body aircraft flying non-stop between the US and Senegal.