Posted by Sade Williams
Begining from October 29, 2023, British Airways will add three more frequencies to its existing daily London Heathrow-Accra flight.
With this, the carrier is further showing its strength in the West African country as an airline of choice for many travelers.
The additional flights will operate into London Gatwick Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and offer Ghanaian travelers more choices of flight time and airports.
Speaking on the plan, British Airways Head of Sales for Africa, Middle East, and South Asia, Moran Birger, told the media in Ghana on Wednesday that the additional 30 percent increase in capacity is in response to increased demand on the route post-COVID-19.
“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.”
British Airways is expected to use a B777 for the new three times weekly flights when it begins on October 29.
To mark the start of the new service, the carrier is offering a launch special with fares from Gatwick to Accra starting from $2, 947 in Club World and $698 in World Traveller.
Birger further disclosed that Gatwick provides Ghanaian expats and UK holidaymakers with an alternative gateway from London and premium customers as well as Gold and Silver Executive Club members can visit the airport’s recently refurbished lounges.
The new service, he reiterated adds 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 the International Airlines Group, British Airways’ parent company.
Throughout its more than 85 years of servicing Accra’s Kotoka International Airport, British Airways has endeavour to offer unmatched service on the Accra-London route.
Birger noted that the airline had spaced out its landing and departure times on days they would operate two flights starting in October, in order to ensure the UK carrier is always on time.
The new flights will depart Accra at 21:20 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.