Fort Lauderdale, FL (August 8, 2019) – South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, will increase its frequency on nonstop flights between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport to a daily service effective September 5, 2019. SAA will be the only airline to offer daily nonstop flights between the United States of America and Ghana and will offer travelers convenient connections to and from over 100 cities across the U.S. and Canada through its Star Alliance partner, United Airlines via Washington, D.C.-Dulles.
“We are very excited to be the only airline to provide a daily nonstop flight between Washington D.C. and Ghana,” said Todd Neuman, executive vice president, North America for South African Airways. “There is a large Ghanaian community in the metropolitan Washington, D.C area, as well as significant business opportunities between the two countries. Additionally, Ghana is brimming with beautiful beaches, a vibrant culture, and has been a true pioneer in eco-tourism We look forward to flying North American travelers to this amazing destination every day of the week.”
SAA’s 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, Nigeria; Monrovia, Liberia and Freetown, Sierra Leone.
SAA’s flights between Washington-Dulles and Accra will be operated with both the Airbus A330-300 and the Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The A330-300 features 46 full-flat 180° beds with direct aisle access at every seat in Premium Business Class and 203 seats in Economy Class in a spacious and comfortable cabin. The A330- 200 offers 36 full-flat beds in Premium Business Class and 186 seats in Economy Class. Customers traveling in both Premium Business Class and Economy Class will enjoy an extensive menu of on-demand audio and visual entertainment options, in-seat power ports, freshly prepared meals and complimentary bar service featuring award-winning South African wines.
The new schedule will operate as below (local times):
Johannesburg (JNB) departs 18h30 to Accra (ACC), arrives 22h35
Accra (ACC) departs 23h35 to Washington Dulles (IAD), arrives 06h25 (next day)
Washington Dulles (IAD) departs 17h40 to Accra (ACC), arrives 08h10 (next day)
Accra (ACC) departs 09h10 to Johannesburg (JNB), arrives 16h55
SA056 (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays)
Johannesburg (JNB) departs 13h05 to Accra (ACC), arrives 17h10
Accra (ACC) departs 18h10 to Abidjan (ABJ), arrives 19h10
SA057 (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays)
Abidjan (ABJ) departs 20h20 to Accra (ACC), arrives 21h20
Accra (ACC) departs 22h20 to Johannesburg (JNB), arrives 06h05 (next day)
While SAA is increasing to daily flights on its service between Washington-Dulles and Accra, Ghana, it is temporarily suspending service on its twice-weekly service between Washington-Dulles and Dakar, Senegal. Customers traveling to/from Dakar should contact South African Airways’ Reservations or their professional travel consultant to be re-accommodated on alternate flights.
For reservations and information, customers should visit www.flysaa.com or contact South African Airways’ Reservations at 1-(800) 722-9675 or their professional travel consultant.