Delta resumes Accra to New York-JFK service with added safety measures

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Delta Air Lines is resuming operations from Accra to New York JFK. Effective September 25, the airline will operate daily nonstop service for the very first time between the two cities.  In the run up to daily service, the airline will fly four times a week with departures on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday exit Accra.

“Ghana is one of the largest markets between Africa and the United States with a large Ghanaian community of nearly one-million, particularly centred around the north east. With government restrictions lifted, we are excited to restart our Accra to New York JFK service and offer our customers daily nonstop service between these two cities,” said Bobby Bryan, Delta’s Commercial Director – Africa.

“Customers will have a different flying experience the next time they step onboard but this is to ensure the highest standards of safety for them and our people, which is our number one priority. We are also offering additional flexibility with tickets so customers have extra peace of mind should they need it.”

Last month, Delta announced that it will extend its middle seat block and limit the number of customers on board every flight until at least January 6, 2021. For customers traveling alone or with one other companion, middle seats will be blocked for safety. For parties of three or more, middle seats will appear as available for booking, to allow families and travel companions to select seats together.

Customers can also continue enjoying peace of mind in case their travel plans change. For all new flights purchased through December 31, 2020, travelers have the option to change their flight without a change fee for a year from the date of purchase.

As part of its COVID-19 health and safety measures, Delta requires employees and customers to wear a face mask or appropriate covering when travelling. Furthermore, the airline has introduced the Delta Care Standard its commitment to a superior level of cleanliness, more space and safer service designed to ensure customers can travel with confidence.

As part of this, the airline has founded a Global Cleanliness Division dedicated to innovating and evolving its already-high cleanliness standards to ensure a consistently safe and sanitized experience across its facilities and aircraft for employees and customers, alike. Customers travelling between Ghana and the United States will see these measures on their next flight. They include:

  • Sanitizing the aircraft before every flight
  • State-of-the-art air circulation systems with HEPA filters that extract more than 99.99% of fine particles in the air, including viruses and bacteria, on all trans-Atlantic flights (and mostly across Delta’s network).
  • Boarding flights from back-to-front – reducing the instances of customers needing to pass by one another
  • Temporarily streamlining onboard food and beverage service
  • Providing supplies directly to customers when available, including hand sanitizers in wellness kits

Delta’s Accra-New York-JFK service will operate as follows:

Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
DL157 Accra at 09.45 New York-JFK at 16.40 4 x per week, moving to daily
DL156 New York JFK at 17.15 Accra at 07.35 (next day) 4 x per week, moving to daily


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