Emirates Airline has marked a 15-year milestone of operations to Accra, Ghana.
The airline carried close to 1.6 million passengers between Accra and Dubai since its inaugural flight landed at Kotoka International Airport in January 2004.
The initial service to Ghana offered three weekly flights, increasing to six flights a week in March 2005.
Today, Emirates Airline operates daily Abidjan-Accra-Dubai flights to over 150 destinations via its Dubai hub. This is set to increase to 11 weekly flights from June 2, 2019, following the announcement of four additional weekly flights to Accra.
“Africa is one of Emirates’ key growth regions in its global network and Ghana is an important market for Emirates,” country manager, Emirates Airline, Cathy Wesley declared. “In 2018, Emirates Airline carried over 180,000 passengers between Accra and Dubai, and we are committed to facilitating trade, tourism and cargo exports in the years to come.”
For over a decade and a half, Emirates has stayed committed to not only connecting Ghanaians to the world, but also developing Ghana’s aviation industry. October 2018 saw Emirates operate the country’s first A380 to Accra, partnering with the airport to test its operations and infrastructure to accommodate an A380 service.
Top Emirates Airline destinations that Ghanaians travel to include the UAE, China, the US, Singapore, India and London.