British Airways has launched the Gatwick-Accra-Gatwick Service effective Sunday, 29th October 2023.
In a speech read on her behalf, the Managing Director of Ghana Airports Company Limited, Mrs Pamela Djamson-Tettey congratulated British Airways on the feat which she indicated would undoubtedly offer more connectivity options for the travelling public and further deepen the existing close ties between Ghana and the United Kingdom.
‘’As you may be aware, British Airways has been flying into Ghana for over 80 years now, offering direct flight services from London Heathrow to Accra. Currently, British Airways operates daily flights to Kotoka International Airport, and we look forward to additional frequencies in the nearest future, she said.’’
Mrs Djamson-Tettey gave assurance that GACL would provide British Airways with the needed support for smooth operations at Kotoka International Airport. She took the opportunity to extend appreciation to all stakeholders for their invaluable contribution in the realization of GACL’s vision of positioning Ghana as the Preferred Aviation Hub and Leader in Airport Business in West Africa.
The British High Commissioner, Her Excellency, Madam Harriet Thompson congratulated British Airways on the launch of the new route. She indicated that the additional route would offer travellers from Ghana and the United Kingdom the opportunity to connect for purposes of education, business, cultural and family visits.
In a speech read on behalf of the Director-General of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, the Director of Economic Regulations & Business Development, Rev. Stephen Wilfred Arthur, congratulated British Airways for the bold move to commence three new flights from Gatwick to Accra.
He indicated that Safety and Security in the aviation industry was a key driver of passenger growth and gave assurance that industry players would be kept on their toes to ensure that Ghana remained a safe haven for all airlines.
The Honourable Minister of Transport whose speech was read by the Chief Director, Ministry of Transport, Madam Mabel Sagoe described the addition of the Gatwick-Accra route as an honour and testament to the growth potential and attractiveness of the aviation sector in Ghana. He noted the long-standing relationship between Ghana and the United Kingdom and expressed confidence that the new route would boost economic activities and create more job opportunities for the two countries.
British Airways will operate three times a week from Gatwick to Accra; Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in addition to its daily flights from London Heathrow to Accra.