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Accra to Washington D.C. - Which Passenger Aircraft Type?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:06 am

Kotoka International Airport (IATA: ACC, ICAO: DGAA) is the main international airport of Ghana in Accra, the capital of Ghana in West Africa. The single runway length is 3,403 m at a reference elevation of 205 ft/62 m above mean sea level (AMSL). I am seeking advise on the right ATOPS Passenger jet aircraft to choose to fly ACC to Washington D.C. with a total minimum distance of 4599 nm, keeping in mind fuel contingencies. Aim is to takeoff on or near MTOW. Boeing and Airbus are considered.I am currently evaluating several aircraft types for runway length available, hot conditions, and max passenger numbers/revenue, but quite frankly have never been involved in this sort of analysis for large jets, also finding it difficult to obtain performance data from Boeing and Airbus on each types.Any help from the community appreciated - I see there are some real experts out here. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Accra to Washington D.C. - Which Passenger Aircraft Type?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:28 pm

What's your predicted demand? The flight is out of 757 range, but it seems an A332 (or A338) or a used 763 could fit the bill perfectly. Also couldn't go wrong with a 788.
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Re: Accra to Washington D.C. - Which Passenger Aircraft Type?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:12 pm

The route is currently flown by SA, routed IAD-ACC-JNB, on an A332/333/343, with full traffic rights already:
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Re: Accra to Washington D.C. - Which Passenger Aircraft Type?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:18 am

It would be really nice to see Ghana start a flag carrier. They're in the perfect position to connect Europe with West Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, SA. In addition with proper planning (and some 763ERs or 788s) they could do well flying to IAD, JFK/EWR, and ATL. I think the Ghanaian diaspora is only about 100k in the US, so they'd need to work on capturing transfer traffic. Ghana is one of the most stable and business friendly countries in West Africa.
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