FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – South African Airways (SAA) is celebrating the first year of its nonstop service from Washington, DC to Accra, Ghana.
The new route was launched on August 3, 2015 from Washington, DC - Dulles International Airport to Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and continues to offer the only nonstop service between the two cities.
SAA operates the flights four-days per week with its flagship Airbus A340 & A330 aircraft, featuring fully-flat 180° beds in Business Class and seats with industry-leading legroom in Economy Class. Convenient connections are also offered to Accra via Washington, DC-Dulles Airport from over 50 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada through SAA’s airline partners United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Virgin America.
“SAA’s new route between Washington, DC and Accra, Ghana has proven to be very popular with travelers from the large Ghanaian communities in the metropolitan Washington, DC and Baltimore area, and has served to deepen trade and investment for many corporations doing business on the African continent,” said Todd Neuman, executive vice president, the Americas for South African Airways. “We have received an overwhelming response from travelers over the past year to the new flights on this route and remain committed to strengthening Accra’s strategic position in the West African region by providing our affordable and legendary world-class service.”
In addition to the service to Accra, Ghana, SAA also offers nonstop flights between Washington, DC Dulles Airport and Dakar, Senegal, three days per week, which continue onto Johannesburg, South Africa. On-board, SAA provides an inflight experience designed for pure comfort for long-haul travel. Our customers enjoy fully-flat seats in Premium Business Class, spacious seating in Economy Class, gourmet cuisine and a selection of complimentary spirits and award-winning South African wines and generous checked baggage allowance. Also included are individual audio / visual entertainment systems that deliver an extensive menu of first-run movies and music choices.