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ACCRA, March 5, 2014Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has revised the schedules for its flights between Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to offer customers improved flight connections to destinations across the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.  The revised schedules will increase the number of same-day onward flight connections available to customers flying from Accra to New York-JFK from March 29.

Customers travelling on from New York to other destinations in the U.S. will have improved access to the popular cities of Washington, Baltimore and Atlanta.  Plus, the re-timed schedule also ensures an ideal connecting time at New York- JFK as requested by our passengers

“Eight years on from our inaugural service, Ghana continues to be an important market for Delta, and we’re proud to celebrate Ghana’s Independence Day this weekend,” said Bobby Bryan, Delta’s commercial manager for West and East Africa. “This new schedule is great news for our customers as it will mean increased travel options for destinations in the United States and beyond.”

Delta will be the only carrier to operate service from Accra during daylight hours, providing additional choice when travelling to the United States.  The schedule also allows for more options for cargo forwarders and handlers when shipping Ghanaian goods to the United States.

Delta’s Accra – New York-JFK flights will operate as follows:




Effective date



Accra at 09.15

New York at 16.46

March 29

Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday


New York-JFK at 17.11

Accra at 07.20*

March 28

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

*- arrives the following day

From March 29, 2015, the flight will operate four times per week using a 225 seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.  Passengers in Delta One, formerly known as BusinessElite, will continue to enjoy 180-degree fully flat-bed seats in a 1x2x1 configuration, allowing each customer direct aisle access and enhanced privacy.  Delta also offers a Premium economy product, Delta Comfort +, with seats that feature up to 10cm of legroom and 50 percent more recline than Delta’s standard international Economy class seats, plus priority boarding.  In addition Delta has invested in its main cabin economy class with seats that provide additional legroom, adjustable headrests and, personal in-seat entertainment screens with over 350 films as well as USB power at each seat.   Passengers will also enjoy an improved menu, sleep kit and a bottle of water.

Delta has operated service to Ghana since December 2006 and now operates service to four African cities in four countries. Delta has grown from 22 weekly departures to and from Africa in December 2006 to more than 42 planned for summer 2015.  Through the hubs in Atlanta and New York-JFK, Delta offers an unsurpassed network of hundreds of convenient onward connections.

Delta services between Ghana and the United States are available for booking via travel agents and Delta’s dedicated reservations teams in Accra, telephone number 030-221-3111.