US. United Airlines adds direct flights to Accra-Ghana, Lagos-Nigeria from Washington Dulles airport

By Amos Fofung

United Airlines, the second biggest liner in the United Stats of America by route network with over 342 destinations has added some new international destination from its Washington Dulles hub in Washington DC.

The airliner currently seeking new destinations and means to expand its route will from Spring of 2021 operate nonstop flights from Dulles to both Accra, capital of Ghana, and Lagos, Nigeria. The flights to run three times weekly will be operated by its 787 Dreamliner.

Washington, D.C. area known commonly as DMV (Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia) according to United Airlines, has the second largest population of Ghanaians in the United States adding that Lagos is the largest Western African destination from the U.S.

The Chicago-based Star Alliance carrier will add three new destinations in Africa — Accra, Ghana (ACC); Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB); and Lagos, Nigeria (LOS) — amid a seven-route expansion that begins later this year and continues into 2021, United vice president of international network and alliances Patrick Quayle told TPG.

Before now, United Airline only operated direct flights to Cape Town, South Africa but will also be adding its route there to include Newark/New York and Johannesburg. United’s vice President of international network, Patrick Quayle, has confirmed that the “route has been such a success that it’ll return for the 2020-21 season as well, running from late 2020 through March 2021, with a possible launch as early as November.”

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