On August 3 South African Airways (SAA) celebrated the launch of its new route between Accra, Ghana and Washington Dulles, part of the company’s expansion program into North America.
The new route complements existing SAA service between Africa and North America, which includes non-stop service between Dulles and Dakar, and between Johannesburg and New York.
“This is a major development and achievement for the airline as part of our strategic growth on the African continent,” sais Nico Bezuidenhout, South African Airways’ Acting Chief Executive Officer. “With an expanded presence in West Africa in the form of nonstop services to both Accra and Dakar from Washington D.C., our customers will soon have access to more destinations in the region.”
“Ghana is quickly becoming a strong international business destination in Africa and this new route is going to make travel to the region easier for many travelers from North America,” Bezuidenhout added. “We look forward to welcoming them on board and offering our award-winning service.”
Flights to Accra will be available four days a week as follows:
SA #210 IAD – ACC:
- Depart Washington D.C – IAD: 5.40pm
- Arrive Accra, Ghana: 7.40am +1
- Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
SA #209 ACC – IAD
- Depart Accra, Ghana: 10.45pm
- Arrive Washington D.C – IAD: 6.05am +1
- Available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Continuing service to Johannesburg is available.
SAA flights will be operated on wide-body Airbus A340-600 aircraft, featuring 42 full-flat 180 degree beds in Premium Business Class and 275 seats in Economy Class, ergonomically designed with adjustable headrests and industry-leading legroom of up to 34″ for long-haul travel. Customers traveling in both Premium Business Class and Economy Class will enjoy an extensive menu of on-demand audio and visual entertainment options, freshly prepared meals and complimentary bar service featuring award-winning South African wines.