British Airways Introduces London Gatwick To Accra Flight1 min read
British Airways’ first flight from London Gatwick to Accra touched down at Kotoka International Airport (ACC) Accra on October 30, 2023 at 18.35, local time.
The inaugural service received a warm West African welcome as it taxied to stand, with dancers, drummers and a VIP delegation, including the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Harriet Thompson, greeting customers as they stepped off the aircraft.
Crew members arrived in their new uniform, designed by British-Ghanaian master tailor, Ozwald Boateng OBE.
British Airways is now operating three times a week from the Ghanaian capital to London Gatwick, giving travellers more choice of flight times and airports. Flights depart Accra at 21.20 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, landing into Gatwick at 04.00.
A fourth weekly service will be added to the route timetable from April next year.
British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, Neil Chernoff, said, “With 11 direct flights, across two London gateways, we are pleased to offer our Ghanaian customers a greater choice of products and prices. Overall, we’re doubling the number of seats between Accra and London, with 55 per cent more capacity next summer versus 2019.”
The new route also adds cargo capacity between the two capitals, increasing opportunities for Ghanaian exporters to get perishables and other goods to market more quickly through IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group, British Airways’ parent company.
British Airways is a global full-service airline that operates flights to more than 65 countries. British Airways customers have access to one of the world’s most extensive flight networks, both domestically and internationally, offering flights to and from central airports at convenient times and through its sustainability programme, BA Better World, the airline is committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.