South African Airways has recently added five new next generation large-body Airbus A330-300 aircrafts in its fleet. It has deployed on of the aircrafts to operate flights between Accra and Washington D.C. The airline has also become the first in Africa to offer direct connections between the United States and Ghana.
South Africa’s national carrier South African Airways will be operating four-time weekly service between Accra and Washington D.C. The airline is already serving Johannesburg-Accra route with Airbus A330-300 aircraft with four-times per week flights in the morning.
Meanwhile, in another development South African Airways had signed a interline partnership agreement with Hawaiian Airlines on April 25, 2017. The partnership between the two airlines is aimed at providing convenient flying options to the customers traveling between South Africa and Hawaiian Islands. The interline pact would enable the customers of South African Airways and Hawaiian Airlines to travel on a single ticket and interline baggage transfer upon check-in on either of the airline.
South African Airways currently offers its only daily nonstop flights services to South Africa from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), its main gateway in North America. The customers traveling from Hawaiian Island will now be able to connect to above 75 African destinations.
Aaron Munetsi, South African Airways’ Acting General Manager – Commercial, said, “The route networks of Hawaiian Airlines and South African Airways will be broadened with their new interline partnership offering fastest and convenient connections to all those travelling between Hawaii Island and African destinations. They will also be able to enjoy the hospitality and top-notch facilities offered by the two award-winning airlines.”