South African Airways (SAA), the leading carrier on the African continent, on August 2 launched its inaugural flight between Accra, Ghana and Washington DC in North America.
The Accra – Washington route will be served by A340-600s on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, featuring 42 full-flat 180° beds in Premium Business Class and 275 seats in Economy Class.
SAA has also concluded a Commercial Cooperation Agreement with Africa World Airlines (AWA), the Ghanaian domestic carrier which will offer customers further connections into West Africa.
Adding flights between Accra and Washington to its route network is a significant achievement for the airline and a bold move which strengthens SAA’s position in West Africa.
With Accra – Washington added to its extensive African route network serving 24 countries on the continent, SAA now offers customers the option of a second West African country linking air travel to North America.
Connectivity from Washington to other North American destinations was also an important consideration. SAA offers convenient connections to and from over 50 markets in the U.S. and Canada through its airline partners United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Virgin America. SAA has been flying to Washington for ten years.
Furthermore, the airline’s Frequent Flyer Program, SAA Voyager in partnership with Ecobank in Ghana, announced the launch of the first ever co-branded Gold and Platinum SAA Voyager Credit Cards within Ghana with the intent to further expand their partnership within the African Continent.
Discover The World is the general sales agent (GSA) of SAA in Greece.