South African Airways Offers New Service Between Washington, D.C. and Accra, Ghana

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South African Airways (SAA) will launch new nonstop service between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport on Aug. 3, 2015. With the introduction of this new flight, SAA will be providing the only nonstop flight between Washington, D.C. and Ghana.

South African Airways’ flights to Accra will be available four days a week with continuing service to Johannesburg, South Africa, operating on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. SAA will reduce its current flights from Washington D.C.-Dulles to Dakar, Senegal and onwards to Johannesburg, to three days a week, operating on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

To celebrate the launch of this new route, South African Airways is offering special introductory fares of $899 roundtrip (restrictions apply), available for purchase through June 26, 2015, for travel between Aug. 3 and Oct. 31, 2015.

SAA flights will be operated on wide-body Airbus A340-600 aircraft, featuring 42 full-flat 180° beds in Premium Business Class and 275 seats in Economy Class, ergonomically designed with adjustable headrests and industry-leading legroom of up to 34 in. 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.

This new route is part of South African Airways’ continued expansion in North America, where the airline is the only carrier to offer daily nonstop service from New York -JFK International Airport to Johannesburg, South Africa.

The new flight schedule is as follows (all times are local):

Washington, D.C. – Accra – Johannesburg
SA #210 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)

  • Depart Washington, D.C. (IAD) at 5:40 p.m.
  • Arrive Accra, Ghana at 7:40 a.m. (+1)
  • Depart Accra, Ghana at 8:40 a.m. (+1)
  • Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa at 4:30 p.m. (+1)

SA #209 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)

  • Depart Johannesburg, South Africa at 5:25 p.m.
  • Arrive Accra, Ghana at 9:45 p.m.
  • Depart Accra, Ghana at 10:45 p.m.
  • Arrive Washington, D.C. (IAD) at 6:05 a.m. (+1)

Washington, D.C. – Dakar – Johannesburg
SA #208 (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)

  • Depart Washington, D.C. (IAD) at 5:40 p.m.
  • Arrive Dakar, Senegal at 5:50 a.m. (+1)
  • Depart Dakar, Senegal at 6:50 a.m. (+1)
  • Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa at 5:15 p.m. (+1)

SA #207 (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)

  • Depart Johannesburg, South Africa at 6:30 p.m.
  • Arrive Dakar, Senegal at 1:05 a.m. (+1)
  • Depart Dakar, Senegal at 2:05 a.m. (+1)
  • Arrive Washington, D.C. (IAD) at 6:25 a.m. (+1)

For more information, visit flysaa.com.