Delta Air Lines is updating its Accra-New York-JFK flight schedule next summer to offer more services and new times to improve onward connection availability in the United States.
The move, which is due to take effect on 26 March 2018, will see all flights move to night departures allowing customers to have a full day in Ghana and the United States either side of their journey.
Delta will also increase its Accra-New York operation from four to five flights per week from 31 May through 31 August, 2018.
Services to Ghana next summer will be operated using Boeing 767-400ER aircraft with 245 seats. The additional flight will mean Delta will offer 1,225 seats every week from Accra to the Big Apple during the peak summer travel period.
“While New York is a popular destination for many of our customers, it is also a major gateway for onward travel within the United States,” said Dwight James, Delta’s Senior Vice President Transatlantic.
“With 20 percent more capacity next summer and the retiming of the flights, we will provide even more convenient connecting options to the U.S. to cities such as Atlanta, Boston, Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles.”
Delta has operated flights to Ghana since 2006 and currently operates nonstop service four times a week to New York-JFK. In Africa, it also serves Lagos, Nigeria; Dakar, Senegal; and Johannesburg, South Africa. Through the hubs in Atlanta and New York-JFK, the airline offers an unsurpassed network of hundreds of convenient onward connections throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The airline is also active in the community through its partnership with Breast Care International, where it funds a screening programme across the country. Delta is also a supporter of Ghana-based Junior Achievement in Africa, which helps young people be equipped for the workplace when leaving education.