United Airlines Inaugurates Washington D.C. To Ghana Flights

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United Airlines Inaugurates Washington D.C. To Ghana Flights.

Last night, United Airlines launched the first flight of its new service to Accra, Ghana from Washington DC, United States.

The carrier is now operating a thrice-weekly service to the West African city from Dulles International.

On its way

Flight UA996 is scheduled to leave Dulles International Airport at 18:15 every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday each week to land at Kotoka International Airport at 08:40 the next morning.

On the return, UA997 is scheduled to leave Accra at 23:45 on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday to arrive in the DC area at 06:30 the next day.

Last night’s flight left Dulles 54 minutes late, but the 787-8 still arrived ahead of schedule, at 08:07.

Dulles International is undoubtedly proud of this launch. On Twitter, it shared a video of a vibrant ceremony to mark the commencement.

Valuable services

There is a sizeable Ghanian diaspora, with approximately four million people with connections to the country across the globe.

Notably, the United States has over 116,000 Ghanaians living in the country.

This figure gives the US the third-highest Ghanian population in the world.

So, there will many people longing to fly to and from Ghana following the challenges of the pandemic.

Also read: RwandAir picks Accra as hub for flights to the US.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority president and CEO Jack Potter shared how valuable this service to Ghana’s capital is. This operation is one of many direct flights to global cities from Dulles.

“The National Capital Region is home to one of the largest populations of native Ghanaians in the United States, and we are honored to welcome United Airlines’ new route from Dulles International to Accra, as we work together to forge an important new link between our two countries,” Potter shared in an official statement.

“Today, Accra joins nearly 40 other nonstop international destinations currently served from Dulles International, offering our customers more global connectivity as demand for air travel continues to rise.”

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