South African Airways (SAA) will increase its frequency on nonstop flights between Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and Washington, DC-Dulles International Airport to five days weekly starting 1 April 2019. SAA offers the only nonstop flight between Ghana and Washington DC.
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“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.
“Our service between Accra and Washington-Dulles 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.”
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SAA’s flights from Johannesburg to Accra will be available five days a week with continuing service to Washington operating on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. In addition, SAA will continue to operate flights between Washington DC-Dulles and Dakar, Senegal and onwards to Johannesburg, two days per week, providing service on the only wide-body aircraft flying nonstop between the US and Senegal.SEE: Quick Guide to Senegal: Visa-free travel for South Africans
The new flight schedule is as follows (all times are local):
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Depart Washington DC - IAD: 17:40
Arrive Accra: 08:00 +1
Depart Accra: 09:00
Arrive Johannesburg: 16:45 +1
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Depart Johannesburg: 18:35
Arrive Accra: 22:35
Depart Accra: 23:35
Arrive Washington DC - IAD: 06:25 +1
*Note that +1 is the following day
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