Second expansion in six months
British Airways (BA) is increasing its capacity on the Accra-London route, six months after expanding its seven weekly flights to ten.
Due to the growing demand the British airline is now operating the Boeing 747, better known as the jumbo jet, on the Accra-London flights. This offers an additional 1,000 passenger seats each week and makes it the largest commercial passenger aircraft flying in and out of Ghana.
Since last October BA operates two flights between Accra and London in the morning and evening on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, with one flight on the other days.
BA has had the monopoly on the lucrative Accra-London route since last September, when Virgin Atlantic abandonned the route after three years because of what it called the “exceptionally high” price of fuel.
British Airways has been operating in Ghana since 1937.