British Airways (BA) is expanding its daily London (Heathrow) – Accra – London (Heathrow) route by introducing three extra flights.
These additional flights will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, landing at London’s Gatwick Airport.
In an interview with B&FT, Moran Birger, the Head of Sales for Africa, Middle East, and South Asia at British Airways, explained that they’re adding these new routes in response to higher demand following the COVID-19 pandemic.
This expansion will offer travelers from Ghana more choices for their flight times and departure airports.
“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 ad Africa is one of those regions,” Mr. Birger said
Alternative gateway to London
BA is expected to use a Boeing 777 for the new 3x weekly flights when it begins on October 29. To mark the start of the new service, the airline is offering a launch special with fares from Gatwick to Accra starting from $2,947 in Club World, and $689 in World Traveller.
Gatwick Airport provides an alternative gateway to London for Ghanaian expats and UK holidaymakers. Additionally, premium customers, Gold, and Silver Executive Club members can access the recently refurbished lounges at the airport.
This new service also increases cargo capacity on the route, creating more opportunities for Ghanaian exporters to transport perishable and other goods quickly through IAG Cargo, the cargo division of the International Airlines Group, British Airways’ parent company.
British Airways has been dedicated to delivering exceptional service on the Accra-London route for over 85 years.
The new flights will depart from Accra at 21:20 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, landing at Gatwick at 04:00.
Mr. Birger mentioned that the airline has scheduled its landing and departure times carefully on days with two flights to ensure punctuality.