Fort Lauderdale, FL (April 2, 2019) – Starting today, South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, has increased its frequency on nonstop flights between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport to five days weekly. SAA 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, D.C.-Dulles.
“SAA is 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,” said Todd Neuman, SAA’s executive vice president for North America. “Since 2015, SAA has 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 the its vibrant cities, its rich culture, and the stunning Gold Coast.”
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. 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. In addition, SAA will continue to operate flights between Washington D.C.-Dulles and Dakar, Senegal and onwards to Johannesburg, two days per week.
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 flight schedule is as follows (all times are local):
|Washington D.C. – Accra – Johannesburg|
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
|Depart Washington D.C – IAD: 5.40PM||Depart Johannesburg, South Africa: 6.30PM|
|Arrive Accra, Ghana: 8:10AM +1||Arrive Accra, Ghana: 10:35PM|
|Depart Accra, Ghana: 9:10AM +1||Depart Accra, Ghana: 11:35PM|
|Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa: 4:55PM +1||Arrive Washington D.C – IAD: 6.25AM +1|
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.
About South African Airways
South African Airways (SAA), South Africa’s national flag carrier and the continent’s most awarded airline, serves over 75 destinations worldwide in partnership with SA Express, Airlink and its low cost carrier Mango. In North America, SAA operates daily nonstop flights from New York-JFK and direct flights from Washington D.C.-IAD (via Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Senegal) to Johannesburg. SAA has partnerships with United Airlines, Air Canada, JetBlue Airways, Hawaiian Airlines and American Airlines, which offer convenient connections from more than 100 cities in the U.S. and Canada to SAA’s flights. SAA is a Star Alliance member and the recipient of the Skytrax 4-Star rating for 16 consecutive years.