Fuelman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1538 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.
Trvlr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1415 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.
AirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1373 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!
Fuelman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1366 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.
Cedarjet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1359 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?
TriStar500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1307 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.