Delta Airlines, the world's leading airlines, would start direct flights from Accra to Atlanta U.S.A. on June 3, 2010, Mr Bobby Bryan, Commercial Manager of East and West Africa, announced in Accra on Tuesday.
Mr Bryan, who was speaking at a luncheon with media executives, said Delta would operate three weekly services with Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
He said Delta currently operates five weekly services between Accra and New York-JFK with Boeing767-300/400 aircraft, adding that during the peak season, this summer, Delta would introduce the new 767-400 flatbed product on certain services.
Mr Bryan said Delta carried nearly 90,000 passengers on the Accra-New York route with an average load factor of 80 per cent in 2009.
Delta carries more than 160 million customers each year to 355 destinations in 65 countries on six continents worldwide, with a mainline fleet of nearly 800 aircraft and has 70,000 employees.