Global airline and the UK’s flag carrier, British Airways has announced an expansion of its African route with the addition of three return services a week from Accra to London Gatwick.
From October 29, Ghanaian travellers will have more choice of flight times and airports, with the additional flights operating into London Gatwick.
The airline already flies daily between Accra and London Heathrow Terminal 5.
The new flights will depart Accra at 21.20 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, landing into London Gatwick at 04.00. The Accra-bound service will depart at midday, landing into the capital at 18:35.
Moran Birger, British Airways’ Head of Sales for Africa, Middle East and South Asia said: “Restoring our Africa network after the pandemic gave us an opportunity to carefully consider the routes and regions where there was potential for growth. Accra was one of those routes and Africa is one of those regions.”
He added that Gatwick provides Ghanian expats and UK holidaymakers with an alternative gateway from London and premium customers as well as Gold and Silver Executive Club members can ease their way into holidays or family visits in the recently refurbished lounges.
The new services also add cargo capacity on the route, increasing opportunities for Ghanaian exporters to quickly get perishables and other goods to market through IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group, British Airways’ parent company.
To mark the start of the new services British Airways, which has served Ghana for over 85 years, is offering a launch special, with fares from Gatwick to Accra starting from $2,947 in Club World and $689 in World Traveller.
Customers on these flights will also soon start to see the new British Airways’ uniform as cabin crew, pilots and check-in agents switch over from their current Julien MacDonald uniforms.
Designed by British, Ghanaian Savile Row fashion designer and tailor Ozwald Boateng OBE, it is the first new uniform to be unveiled in 20 years.