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Dulles International Airport Celebrates New United Airlines Service to Accra, Ghana

Published: May 14, 2021

Dulles becomes just the second U.S. airport with nonstop service to the Ghanaian capital

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The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority celebrated the launch of United Airlines’ new nonstop service between the Washington, D.C., area and Accra, Ghana’s Kotoka International Airport (ACC), from its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) on Friday. With the addition of the new route, Dulles International becomes just the second passenger service gateway from the United States to the Ghanaian capital and United Airlines’ third nonstop connection from the United States to the African continent. 

“The National Capital Region is home to one of the largest populations of native Ghanaians in the United States, and we are honored to welcome United Airlines’ new route from Dulles International to Accra, as we work together to forge an important new link between our two countries,” said Jack Potter, president and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. “Today, Accra joins nearly 40 other nonstop international destinations currently served from Dulles International, offering our customers more global connectivity as demand for air travel continues to rise.”

From Dulles International, United will connect 94 other cities across North America to the African nation. Schedule details of the new flight, which will operate three times weekly aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, are as follows:

Flight No.

From

To

Departure/Arrival

Days of Operation

UA996

IAD

ACC

1815 / 0840+1

Sunday, Wednesday, Friday

UA997

ACC

IAD

2345 / 0630+1

Monday, Thursday, Saturday

“We couldn’t be more excited to see travel starting to rebound in the Washington region,” said Eddie Gordon, managing director of United’s Washington Dulles hub. “The start of our new Accra service today reminds us that the desire to travel and reconnect with friends and loved ones around the world is still strong. We look forward to welcoming our customers back to flying and delivering the outstanding service that will keep them choosing United.”

United Airlines has operated a hub at Dulles International for more than 30 years and has served the National Capital Region for more than 50. United’s Dulles hub currently connects customers to 108 nonstop destinations, including convenient service to nine other international capital cities.