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South African Airways Expands Direct Flights Between Washington and Accra

South African Airways A330-200
South African Airways A330-200 | Tis Meyer

South African Airways has increased its frequencies on nonstop flights between Washington Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport to five days weekly.

The South African airline offers the only nonstop flight between Washington D.C. and Ghana and offers travelers convenient connections to and from over 100 cities across the U.S. and Canada through its Star Alliance partner, United Airlines via Washington.

Todd Neuman, South African Airways Executive Vice President for North America, said:

“We are delighted to add an additional flight between Washington Dulles and Accra as we continue to see increased demand for our nonstop service between the U.S. and Ghana.

“Since 2015, we have exclusively offered nonstop flights between the two capital cities and provided customers with our award-winning African hospitality.

“This fifth weekly flight offers an additional opportunity for North American travelers to experience the many wonders of Ghana including its vibrant cities, and its rich culture.” 

South African Airways’ flights to Accra now operate five days a week with continuing service to Johannesburg, South Africa, operating on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. 

The increase of flights on the route will also serve to support the partnership with Africa World Airlines by offering seamless connections between Accra and additional destinations in West Africa including Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria and Monrovia, Liberia and Freetown in Sierra Leone. 

In addition, the airline will continue to operate flights between Washington and Dakar, Senegal, and onwards to Johannesburg, two days per week. 

South African Airways flights between Washington and Accra will be operated with both the Airbus A330-300 and the Airbus A330-200 aircraft.


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