South African Airways is set to start daily flights between Accra and Washington DC.
According to Zuks Ramasia, South African Airways Acting CEO, the daily flights will commence on 5th September 2019.
All services to Washington DC will start from Johannesburg with a short stopover in Accra.
Ramasia is optimistic this schedule between Ghana and North America will deliver seamless connections for customers from across West Africa.
This includes connections to and fro Abuja and Lagos in Nigeria; to and fro Monrovia in Liberia; and to and fro Freetown in Sierra Leone.
This important strategic milestone has been made possible through South African Airways’ growing co-operation and partnership with Africa World Airlines.
Meanwhile this comes at the expense of the Dakar (Senegal) to Washington (US) route, which will operate for the last time on September 1, 2019.
The carrier will as well suspend services between Johannesburg and Dakar, with effect from 5th September 2019.
“SAA continues to see growing demand for our nonstop 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,” said Todd Neuman, SAA’s regional general manager for North America.
Relatedly, Uganda Airlines commercial flights are expected to start next week on 28, August.