United Airlines resumes operations in Ghana

2021-05-15 22:05:55 GMT2021-05-16 06:05:55(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

ACCRA, May 15 (Xinhua) -- United Airlines on Saturday relaunched its passenger flight operation from Washington, D.C. to Accra, the capital of Ghana, after a hiatus of about a decade.

A speech read on behalf of the Minister of Transport Kweku Ofori Asiamah at a press briefing held at the forecourt of the Kotoka International Airport commended United Airlines for its decision to relaunch the Washington, D.C. route on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and hoped it to quickly grow to daily flights.

The United Airlines first came to Ghana on June 21, 2010 and left after a two-year operation in July 2012.

"We are thankful for the bold decision of United Airlines to return to the shores of Ghana at such a difficult time in the global aviation industry and for choosing Kotoka International Airport to once again promote closer ties between the two countries, given us a second direct entry point into U.S.," the minister said in the speech.

The minister said even though COVID-19 had wreaked havoc on the aviation industry worldwide, the introduction of vaccines offered a shine of hope and Ghana was already on the road to recovery.

"We assure that government through the Transport Ministry will offer all stakeholders the needed support including the use of 5th freedom rights to expand routes to and from Accra to ensure the realization of government's vision of making Ghana a preferred aviation hub in West Africa," he said, while assuring international passengers of high quality service when they choose Accra as their destination or transit port. Enditem