The flag carrier airline of South Africa, South African Airways (SAA), today announced that it will increase the frequency on direct nonstop flights between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport to five days weekly starting April 2, 2019.
This service is the only nonstop flight between Washington D.C. and Ghana and it offers travelers connections to / from over 100 cities across the U.S. and Canada through South African Airways’ Star Alliance partner, United Airlines via Washington, D.C.-Dulles.
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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 Washington-Dulles to Accra 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.”
South African Airways’ flights to Accra will be available 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 new code share partnership with Africa World Airlines by offering convenient 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, providing service on the only wide-body aircraft flying nonstop between the U.S. and Senegal.
SAA’s flights between Washington-Dulles and Accra will be operated with both the Airbus A330-300 and the Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
The new flight schedule is as follows (all times are local):
Washington D.C. – Accra – Johannesburg
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday SA #209
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Depart Washington D.C – IAD: 5.40PM Depart Johannesburg, South Africa: 6.35PM
Arrive Accra, Ghana: 8:00AM +1 Arrive Accra, Ghana: 10:35PM
Depart Accra, Ghana: 9:00AM +1 Depart Accra, Ghana: 11:35PM
Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa: 4.45PM +1 Arrive Washington D.C – IAD: 6.25AM +1