United Commences Accra-Washington Service | THISDAYLIVE
United Airlines has inaugurated its three times weekly service between its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport and Kotoka International Airport. The new service is operated with state-of-the-art Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring United’s award-winning United Polaris business class cabin and United Premium Plus. United is the only carrier serving Accra nonstop from Washington, D.C.
Marking this special occasion, customers, guests, United employees and crew joined Marcel Fuchs – United Managing Director International Sales; Patrick Quayle – United Vice President International Network and Alliances; Yaw Kwakwa – Ghana Airports Company Limited Managing Director; Charles Kraikue – Ghana Civil Aviation Authority Director General; Stephanie S. Sullivan – US Ambassador to Ghana and Kweku Ofori Asiamah – Ghana Transport Minister; for a special water cannon salute and ceremony to welcome the arrival of United Flight UA996 from Washington D.C.
“We are thrilled with our new service between Washington, D.C. and Accra, which further expands our Africa route network and provides our customers from Ghana with direct access to the U.S. capital, as well as to over 100 destinations beyond our hub,” Quayle said.
“This service, on our Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, offers our customers from Ghana our newest, award-winning aircraft, featuring our United Polaris suite and United Premium Plus cabin.”
“GACL welcomes the decision of United Airlines to relaunch passenger flight operations in Ghana,” said the Managing Director, Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), Yaw Kwakwa.