South African Airways to Begin Service to Ghana

July 29, 2015

South African Airways to Begin Service Between Dulles & Accra, Ghana, on August 3


Four-times Weekly Service through Accra to Johannesburg Augments SAA’s Existing Flights to Johannesburg through Dakar

Media are invited to Washington Dulles International Airport to attend the launch of South African Airways four times per week service to Accra, Ghana, on Monday, August 3.

Access will include attendance at a gate-side ribbon cutting ceremony and escort onto the runway to film the takeoff of the inaugural flight. The inaugural flight will depart Dulles International at 5:40 p.m. A farewell will be given by a ceremonial water arch as the aircraft taxis to the runway.

The airline will operate service to Accra from gate B37.

WHAT: Media Coverage of South African Airways Ceremony

WHEN: Monday, August 3, at 3 p.m. for Media Check-In

WHERE: Media Check-In at Rear Lobby at Washington Dulles International Airport on the Ticketing Level across from the Saudi and Emirates airlines ticket counters.

MEDIA RSVP REQUIRED: Please RSVP by 3 p.m., Friday, July 31. Provide name (as it appears on government-issued passport), Date of Birth, Media Outlet to

**Media in attendance must have their passport with them for check-in**

Access will only be provided to preapproved credentialed media. For questions contact MWAA Public Affairs at 703-417-8370


The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority was established in 1987 by the governments of Virginia and the District of Columbia to manage and operate Washington’s Ronald Reagan National and Dulles International airports, which together serve more than 40 million passengers a year. The Airports Authority also operates and maintains the Dulles Airport Access Road and the Dulles Toll Road and manages construction of the Silver Line project, a 23-mile extension of the Washington region’s Metrorail system into Loudoun County, Va. No taxpayer money is used to operate the toll road, which is funded by toll revenues, or the airports, which are funded through aircraft landing fees, rents and revenues from concessions. The Silver Line construction is funded by a combination of toll-road revenues, airport contributions and federal, state and local government appropriations. The Airports Authority is led by a 17-member board of directors appointed by the governors of Virginia, Maryland, the mayor of Washington, D.C., and the president of the United States.