United Airlines has launched its new service to Accra, Ghana, from Washington DC, United States. The American carrier now operates a thrice-weekly service to the West African city from Dulles International.
Flight UA996 is scheduled to leave Dulles International Airport at 18:15 every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday each week to land at Kotoka International Airport at 08:40 the next morning. On the return, UA997 is scheduled to leave Accra at 23:45 on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday to arrive in the DC area at 06:30 the next day.
With the commencement of the new United airlines flights, Ghana has strengthened its position as an important aviation hub in West Africa. More than three million passengers from across the globe pass through the Accra airport annually.