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Business News of Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Source: GNA

Delta celebrates first anniversary on Accra-New York route


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Accra, Dec. 18, GNA - Delta Air Lines on December 12 celebrated the first anniversary of operating its Accra to New York route, a statement from the airline said in Accra on Tuesday. "We are extremely pleased with the performance of the Accra to New York flight, which has had an average load factor of over 70 per cent in the last year, with nearly 60,000 enplaned passengers over the year," Frank Jahangir, vice president sales and affairs for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said.

"The service is proving very popular for both business and leisure passengers, with customers flying from Accra having a choice of around 40 destinations throughout the United States, as well as connections to Latin America and the Caribbean," he added.

Delta is the only US airline to operate non-stop service between Ghana and the United States with daily services from Accra. The route employs Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft seating 214 passengers with 36 seats in Delta's award winning BusinessElite. Top destinations for Delta's Accra passengers include: New York, Atlanta, Washington, Boston and Baltimore.

Shum Pak-Wo, Delta's GSA Manager, Aviation Alliance Ltd. Said: "It is an exciting time for us, as we continue to build our presence in the Ghanaian market."

He said they planned in the first quarter of 2008 to open a second sales office in Kumasi, which would offer ticketing and reservations services to all our Delta customers.

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