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Ghana Airways Starts BWI Run  
User currently offlineFuelman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 2 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

At 6:25 am this morning- July 5, Ghana Airways (A/C 9G-ANA DC-10-30) touched down at BWI and taxied to gate E8, marking the first of hopefully many ACC-BWI/ BWI-ACC flights. Two a week are currently scheduled. One on wednesday that leaves at 16:00 and one on sunday that leaves around 22:00. Photos to come soon.

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User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

Anybody flown Ghana Airways? How's their service?

Charles



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User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

Are they serving BWI because they did not want to go to Dulles? Also, so they already serve JFK? I never knew there would be so much of a market between Accra and the D.C. area that it would warrant a flight.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineSCXmechanic From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 534 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

Maybe they had to divert due to delays into JFK.....??

User currently offlineFuelman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

They started the BWI route because they did not care to go to Dulles, and BWI has cheaper fuel prices. Also this was not a diversion from JFK, this is a totally new route.

User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

Hi! In a book published in 1996, the author lists Ghana's fleet as 2 DC-10-30 and one DC-9-30 aircraft. Does the airline still fly these three planes? Have they added any more? Also, would you expect new orders form them? Where do they currently fly? Sorry i asked so many questions!  
-Tony


User currently offlineFuelman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

In my 98/99 book, they list Ghana as having 2 DC-10-30's A/C 9G-ANA and 9G-PHN. Also 2 DC-9-51's A/C 9G-ADT and 9G-ADU, and one Fokker F27 Friendship 600 A/C G524/E. I know they fly the new route to BWI and the JFK route but I haven't a clue where else they fly.

User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

Thanks!
-Tony


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8093 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

One of the DC9s was written off in a crash a few years ago. They fly daily to Heathrow and the service is supposed to be quite good. They don't have any real onward connections so they're no good as a Pan-African carrier (like Ethiopian, Kenyan or Egyptair) but if you're going to Accra then they're as good as anyone else on the route - in my case, I'd probably pick them over BA. I'd certainly take them over Air France via CDG.

Hope the new route works out. Washington DC has a huge Afro-American population, no?



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User currently offlineAndie007 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 867 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

Ghana Airways serves Duesseldorf International, Germany on Monday and Friday for a few years now.
Also they fly to London and Rome.


User currently offlineFlumuc From Germany, joined Oct 1999, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

Do u think that the Dusseldorf flight is successful? They should move to Frankfurt and fly to Accra nonstop.

User currently offlineAndie007 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 867 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1149 times:

I think so!
They fly this route for a long time and there are a lot of people flying with them.
The only problem is that everytime the plane arrives too late.


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

The DUS-FCO-ACC has been very successful for many years, chiefly due to a sizeable West African population and important business centers in the Rhine/ Ruhr Area.
With LH offering a lot of nonstop West Africa destinations from FRA, why should Ghana Airways move to Rhein-Main when they can enjoy a virtual monopoly from DUS? Doesn't really make sense to me.
On a side note, GHA planned to purchase an MD-11 in the late Nineties and even had a picture of it on their website. For some time, they also leased an example from World Airways.



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