South African Airways (SAA) has announced that it will increase its frequency of nonstop flights between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport to five days weekly.
Starting April 2, 2019, SAA will offer nonstop service between Washington, D.C. and Ghana with continuing service to Johannesburg, South Africa, operating on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. SAA’s increase of flights on the route will also serve to support the new code share partnership with Africa World Airlines by offering connections between Accra and additional destinations in West Africa including Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria, as well as Monrovia, Liberia and Freetown, Sierra Leone.
“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,” said Todd Neuman, SAA’s regional general manager for North America, in press materials. “Our service between Washington-Dulles to Accra 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.”
SAA’s flights between Washington-Dulles and Accra, which is the only nonstop flight between the U.S. capital and Ghana, will depart from D.C. at 5:40 p.m. arriving the next day at 8 a.m. For the return trip, travelers will depart from Accra at 11:35 p.m. and arrive in D.C. the following day at 6:25 a.m. The flights will be operated with both the Airbus A330-300 and the Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The A330-300 features 46 full-flat 180-degree beds with direct aisle access at every seat in Premium Business Class and 203 seats in Economy Class. The A330-200 offers 36 full-flat beds in Premium Business Class and 186 seats in Economy Class.
For more information, visit flysaa.com. In addition, late last year, South African Airways Vacations, the leisure vacation division of South African Airways, expanded its portfolio with the addition of 12 new hotel and safari lodge operators; click here for more details.