British Airways has inaugurated new routes to the capitals of Ghana and Latvia.

The carrier is now operating three flights per week between Gatwick and Accra, with a fourth weekly service set to be added from April 2024.

The route – which BA last served in the early 2000s – complements the carrier’s existing daily Heathrow-Accra flights.

Meanwhile BA has also returned to the Latvian capital of Riga, with a thrice weekly service from Heathrow. The airline last operated flights to the city between 1997 and 2007.

This week BA is also set to resume service between Heathrow and Cologne for the first time since the pandemic, as well as launching flights between Heathrow and Belgrade.

British Airways to launch flights from Heathrow to Belgrade, Cologne, Riga and Turin

Commenting on the Gatwick-Accra route Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ director of network and alliances, said:

“With 11 direct flights, across two London gateways, we’re pleased to offer our Ghanaian customers a greater choice of products and prices.

“Overall, we’re doubling the number of seats between Accra and London, with 55 per cent more capacity next summer versus 2019.

“We are always looking at routes and regions where there is potential for growth and Accra is one of those routes and Africa is one of those regions.”