United Airlines Is Adding Nonstop Flights To South Africa, Ghana, and Nigeria
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United Airlines Is Adding Nonstop Flights To South Africa, Ghana, and Nigeria

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Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Sep 14, 2020

United Airlines is adding new long-haul flights that include nonstop trips to South Africa, Nigeria, and Ghana. 

The new routes include:

  •     Newark, New Jersey—Johannesburg: beginning spring 2021
  •     Washington, D.C.—Accra, Ghana: beginning late spring 2021
  •     Washington, D.C.—Lagos, Nigeria: beginning late spring 2021

Tickets will be available for purchase on united.com and the United app in the coming weeks, the airline says.

“Now is the right time to take a bold step in evolving our global network to help our customers reconnect with friends, family, and colleagues around the world,” Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of international network and alliances, said in a statement.

United highlighted that when its new nonstop Accra service launches, the airline will be the only U.S. carrier offering the nonstop flight from Washington, D.C., home to the second-largest population Ghanaians in the United States, according to United.

In addition to Africa, United is adding nonstop flight routes to Israel, India, and Hawaii.

The new routes include:

  •     Chicago—Tel Aviv, Israel: beginning September 2020
  •     Chicago—New Delhi, India: beginning December 2020
  •     San Francisco—Bangalore, India: beginning spring 2021
  •     Chicago—Kona (Big Island), Hawaii: beginning summer 2021
  •     Newark—Kahului (Maui), Hawaii: beginning summer 2021