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United Airlines announces first service from Africa

10th March 2010 Print

United Airlines has announced the schedule for the airline’s first-ever nonstop service from the African continent, with once-daily service linking Accra, the capital of Ghana with Washington D.C. beginning 21 June 2010.

United 991 is set to depart Kotoka International Airport in Accra for Washington Dulles International Airport at 11 pm on 21 June 2010 arriving the next day at 6.25 am. United 990 is set to depart Washington Dulles International Airport on 20 June 2010 at 10.10 pm for Kotoka International Airport in Accra, arriving 12.40 pm the next day.

Flights from and to Accra are conveniently timed for connections at Washington Dulles, United’s principal trans-Atlantic gateway, to more than 70 cities in North America. As the largest airline in the nation’s capital, United offers nearly 300 daily departures from Washington Dulles.

"With the addition of service from Accra, United now offers customers nonstop service to points on six continents," said Mark Schwab, United’s senior vice president of Alliances, International & Regulatory Affairs. "We look forward to offering service to Lagos – subject to approval by Nigerian officials – which will enable our customers to travel between Lagos and Washington D.C. more quickly and conveniently."

Flight schedules are subject to change and are subject to government approval.