Virgin will move to a four-times weekly service between London and Accra during the peak winter travel period, and says that it hopes to increase frequency permanently “as soon as we can”.
Virgin launched its thrice-weekly service between London Heathrow and the Ghanaian capital of Accra in May this year (see online news May 25), and will add a fourth weekly flight for the period December 11, 2010 to January 9, 2011.
The carrier said that “Ghana has been amongst the most successful of route launches for the airline and is already proving to be a highly popular destination”, adding that it has seen “very high load factors” on the route, “breaking all our expectations”.
The extra flight will depart London Heathrow on Saturday evening at 2230, landing in Accra at 0520 the next day, with the return leg leaving at 0900 on Sunday December 12 (1030 on other dates) landing back in London at 1550 or 1720 respectively.
Virgin is plying the route with Airbus A340-300 aircraft, configured for 171 economy seats, 35 in premium economy, and 34 in Upper Class.
For more information visit virginatlantic.com.
Report by Mark Caswell