- An airline from the United States is starting direct flights from US to Ghana
- United Airlines landed its Dreamliner 787 at the Kotoka Airport on May, 15
- The US Ambassador to Ghana says this will boost trade ties between Ghana and US
US-based airline, United Airlines, has re-launched passenger flight operations from Washington to Accra. Its Dreamline 787 landed at the Kotoka International Airport on Saturday, May 15, 2021.
The airline, will operate three flights per week to Accra, offering passengers more travelling options to the US. United Airlines, which is the 3rd largest airline in the world as measured by fleet size and number of routes, will compete with Delta on the Accra- New York JFK route.
The U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan had stated that the start of the United service will deepen bilateral relations between the two countries.
“United Airlines has commenced direct flights between Ghana and the United States, helping to expand our bilateral connections,” Ambassador Sullivan said.
Aviance, which has also been chosen as the ground handler for United Airlines, says they are very delighted to service the airline.
Mark Kamis, Managing Director of Aviance told Aviation Ghana that: “We were very lucky that we have been handed the ground handling for United. We had the business back in 2015 when United was first here. So for Aviance we are very excited to be handling them again.”
The landing of the Dreamline 787 was welcomed by the US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, the Minister of Transport, MD of the Ghana Airport Company among other dignitaries.
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