ACCRA – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has revised the schedules for its flights between Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to offer customers improved flight connections to destinations across the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. The revised schedules will increase the number of same-day onward flight connections available to customers flying from Accra to New York-JFK from March 29.
Customers travelling on from New York to other destinations in the U.S. will have improved access to the popular cities of Washington, Baltimore and Atlanta. Plus, the re-timed schedule also ensures an ideal connecting time at New York- JFK as requested by our passengers
“Eight years on from our inaugural service, Ghana continues to be an important market for Delta, and we’re proud to celebrate Ghana’s Independence Day this weekend,” said Bobby Bryan, Delta’s commercial manager for West and East Africa. “This new schedule is great news for our customers as it will mean increased travel options for destinations in the United States and beyond.”
Delta will be the only carrier to operate service from Accra during daylight hours, providing additional choice when travelling to the United States. The schedule also allows for more options for cargo forwarders and handlers when shipping Ghanaian goods to the United States.
Delta’s Accra – New York-JFK flights will operate as follows:
Flight Departs Arrives Effective date Operates
DL479 Accra at 09.15 New York at 16.46 March 29 Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
DL478 New York-JFK at 17.11 Accra at 07.20* March 28 Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
*- arrives the following day
From March 29, 2015, the flight will operate four times per week using a 225 seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. Passengers in Delta One, formerly known as BusinessElite, will continue to enjoy 180-degree fully flat-bed seats in a 1x2x1 configuration, allowing each customer direct aisle access and enhanced privacy.
Delta also offers a Premium economy product, Delta Comfort +, with seats that feature up to 10cm of legroom and 50 percent more recline than Delta’s standard international Economy class seats, plus priority boarding. In addition Delta has invested in its main cabin economy class with seats that provide additional legroom, adjustable headrests and, personal in-seat entertainment screens with over 350 films as well as USB power at each seat. Passengers will also enjoy an improved menu, sleep kit and a bottle of water.
Delta has operated service to Ghana since December 2006 and now operates service to four African cities in four countries. Delta has grown from 22 weekly departures to and from Africa in December 2006 to more than 42 planned for summer 2015. Through the hubs in Atlanta and New York-JFK, Delta offers an unsurpassed network of hundreds of convenient onward connections.
Delta services between Ghana and the United States are available for booking via travel agents and Delta’s dedicated reservations teams in Accra, telephone number 030-221-3111.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 170 million customers each year. Delta was named to FORTUNE magazine’s top 50 World’s Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fourth time in five years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for four consecutive years, a first for any airline. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 326 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft.
The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a newly formed joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita.
Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta’s blog takingoff.delta.com.
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