British Airways has announced plans to serve the Ghanaian capital Accra from two London airports this winter, with an additional route from Gatwick.

The thrice-weekly service will launch on October 29, and will complement the carrier’s existing daily Heathrow-Accra flights.

The schedules for the new route are as follows:

  • BA2067 departs Gatwick on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 1200, arriving into Accra at 1835
  • BA 2066 departs Accra on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2120, arriving into Gatwick at 0400

British Airways is currently the only carrier offering nonstop flights between the UK and Accra – Air France serves the city from Paris CDG, while Brussels Airlines operates flights from Brussels, and KLM from Amsterdam.

The British Airways press office confirmed to Business Traveller that the carrier has flown the Gatwick-Accra route previously – “in the 1990s and 2000s”.

Virgin atlantic has previously served Heathrow-Accra, but suspended flights in 2013 citing “exceptionally high fuel costs” in Ghana.

Commenting on the news Moran Birger, British Airways’ head of sales for Africa, Middle East and South Asia, said:

“Restoring our Africa network after the pandemic gave us an opportunity to carefully consider the routes and regions where there was potential for growth. Accra was one of those routes and Africa is one of those regions.”