Cutting the ribbon in Accra on 2 August to inaugurate the new service are: Charles Asare, MD of Ghana Airports Company Limited; Zuks Ramasia, South African Airways GM for Operations; Lulama Xingwana, South African High Commissioner to Ghana; Kendy Phohleli, a South African Airways executive for the Africa Hub Project; and Dr John Tambi, a South African Airways board member.
On arrival in Washington Dulles, passengers were greeted with a traditional Ghanaian dance and celebration. Flights will be operated four times weekly using a mixture of the Star Alliance member’s A340-300s and A340-600s according to OAG Schedules Analyser data.
- South African Airways inaugurated services between Accra (ACC) and Washington Dulles (IAD) on 2 August, a flight that originates in Johannesburg (JNB). Services will operate four times weekly using a mixture of the airline’s A340-300s and A340-600s according to OAG Schedules Analyser data, and the route will not face direct competition. Marc Cavaliere, EVP of the Americas for South African Airways, commenting on the launch said: “We are proud to be the only airline flying between Washington D.C. and Ghana, and we are committed to better connecting North America to the entire African continent. There is a large Ghanaian community in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Baltimore area, as well as significant business trade opportunities between the two countries. We are now providing convenient world-class service in this market.” See how Washington Dulles Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.