from RUSSELL ADADEVOH in Accra, Ghana
ACCRA, (CAJ News) – BRITISH Airways’ first flight from London Gatwick to Accra, Ghana has touched down at Kotoka International Airport.
British Airways is now operating three times a week from the Ghanaian capital to Gatwick, giving travellers more choice of flight times and airports.
Flights depart Accra on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
A fourth weekly service will be added to the route timetable from April next year.
“With 11 direct flights, across two London gateways, we’re pleased to offer our Ghanaian customers a greater choice of products and prices,” said Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances.
Overall, the airline is doubling the number of seats between Accra and London, with 55 percent more capacity next summer versus 2019.
“We are always looking at routes and regions where there is potential for growth and Accra is one of those routes and Africa is one of those regions,” Chernoff said.
The new route also adds cargo capacity between the two capitals, increasing opportunities for Ghanaian exporters to get perishables and other goods to market more quickly through IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group, British Airways’ parent company.
– CAJ News