South African Airways to Link Washington, D.C. with Accra, Ghana

By Jesse Sokolow on 27 May 2015
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DSC_0121South African Airways announced it will launch, on August 3, non-stop service from Washington Dulles International Airport to Accra, Ghana, with continuing service to Johannesburg, South Africa. The carrier will operate the flights four times a week, using Airbus A340-600 aircraft.

Flights will depart Washington Dulles at 5:40 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and will arrive at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport at 7:40 a.m. the next day. From Accra, flights will depart an hour later at 8:40 a.m., arriving at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport at 4:30 p.m.

From Johannesburg, flights will depart at 5:25 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, arriving in Accra at 9:45 p.m. Continuing service from Accra to Washington Dulles will depart at 10:45 p.m. and arrive at 6:05 a.m. the next morning.

South African Airways’ A340-600s are configured with 42 lie-flat seats in business class and 275 seats in economy class. Business-class seats are 23.7” wide, and have a pitch of 73”.

The new service will be the only non-stop flight between Washington D.C. and the country of Ghana.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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