Delta Airlines would launch a new flight from Accra to Monrovia, Liberia, with effect from February 2, 2011.
Mr. Bobby Bryan, Commercial Manager for East and West Africa told a press conference in Accra Thursday that the service was to provide additional transport links to help facilitate business and commerce between the two countries.
The new Delta service would operate twice a week using its Boeing 767-300 aircraft, which is equipped with 34 Business Elite seats and 181 Economy Class seats.
Mr Bryan said the new service would also provide exclusive services including four free bags for each passenger and a taste of carefully prepared Ghanaian dishes by its celebrity chefs.
He explained that Delta’s new service would provide increased choice of intra-Africa services for the Ghanaian customer, complementing its existing services to the United States.
Delta Airlines currently operates three times a week between Accra and Atlanta and four times a week between Accra and New York and onwards convenient connections to destinations in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mr. Bryan said the airline’s performance in Africa had been overwhelming over the years and it had grown from 22 weekly departures to and from Africa in 2006 to more than 60 planned for January 2011.
He said the airline was investing more than two billion dollars through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology.