South African Airways to launch Washington to Accra route Aug. 1
View from Umbrella Rock in the Yilo Krobo District, outside of Accra, Ghana.

South African Airways to launch Washington to Accra route Aug. 1

WASHINGTON — South African Airways (SAA) will launch new nonstop service between Washington, DC-Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport on Aug. 1.

With the introduction of this new flight, SAA will be providing the only nonstop flight between Washington and Accra, Ghana as well as the only Skytrax 4-Star rated airline service from North America to the West Africa region.

South African Airways also offers convenient connections from over 50 markets in the U.S. and Canada through its airline partners United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Virgin America via Washington Dulles.

South African Airways’ flights to Accra will be available four days a week with continuing service to Johannesburg, South Africa, operating on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. SAA will reduce its current flights from Washington Dulles to Dakar, Senegal and onwards to Johannesburg, to three days a week, operating on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

SAA flights will be operated on the state-of-the-art wide-body Airbus A340-600 aircraft, featuring 42 full-flat 180° beds in Premium Business Class and 275 seats in Economy Class, ergonomically designed with adjustable headrests and industry-leading legroom of up to 34” for long-haul travel.

Customers travelling in both Premium Business Class and Economy Class will enjoy an extensive menu of on-demand audio and visual entertainment options, freshly prepared meals and complimentary bar service featuring South African wines. This new route is part of South African Airways’ continued expansion in North America, where the airline is the only carrier to offer daily nonstop service from New York JFK International Airport to Johannesburg, South Africa.

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