United Airlines announced the schedule for the airline’s first-ever nonstop service to the African continent, with once-daily service linking Washington with Accra, the capital of Ghana, beginning June 20.
To celebrate the new service to Africa, United is offering special fares for travel between June 20 and August 29, 2010
. Sample discounted fares to Accra are each-way based on a required roundtrip purchase and tickets must be purchased no later than March 22, 2010
. Additional taxes and fees apply.
- Washington Dulles – $706*
- San Francisco/Los Angeles – $879*
- Denver – $865*
- Chicago – $738*
United 990 departs Washington Dulles International Airport at 10:10 p.m., arriving at Kotoka International Airport in Accra the next day at 12:40 p.m. U.S.-bound service from Accra begins June 21 with the departure of United 991 at 11 p.m., arriving in Washington the next day at 6:25 a.m.
Flights to and from Accra are conveniently timed for connections at Washington Dulles, United’s principal trans-Atlantic gateway, to more than 70 cities in North America. As the largest airline in the nation’s capital, United offers nearly 300 daily departures from Washington Dulles.
"With the addition of service to Accra, United now offers customers nonstop service to points on six continents," said Mark Schwab, United’s senior vice president of Alliances, International & Regulatory Affairs. "We look forward to offering service to Lagos – subject to approval by Nigerian officials – which will enable our customers to travel between Lagos and Washington more quickly and conveniently."
Flight schedules are subject to change and are subject to government approval.
*Sample fares are each way based on required roundtrip purchase for United Economy® travel on United Airlines® and United Express®. For tickets purchased through United Reservations offices or at airport ticket counters, additional reservation fees will apply: $25 for United Reservations office bookings and $30 for airport ticket counter bookings. No reservation fees are added for tickets purchased at united.com. Fees are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Fares purchased through other distribution channels may also be higher. When purchasing from United, always go to united.com to find United’s lowest fares. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates.
Travel must be purchased no later than March 22, 2010. All reservations and ticket purchases on united.com must be completed simultaneously.
Fares are valid for travel daily between June 20 and August 29, 2010.
A Saturday night minimum stay is required and a 30-day maximum stay is permitted.
Fares do not include a $3.70 per flight segment tax. A flight segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. Fares do not include the September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement at a U.S. airport or Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18, which may be collected depending on the itinerary. Fares for Hawaii and Alaska do not include an $8.10 (each way) departure tax. All international fares are subject to U.S. arrival and departure taxes and agricultural, immigrations and customs fees of up to $50. For travel to some countries, additional airport, transportation, embarkation, security and passenger service taxes/surcharges of up to $250 (each way) will apply depending on destination. For return travel from some countries, fares do not include airport and/or departure taxes of up to $45, which may be collected by the foreign government.
U.S. tickets are nonrefundable. No changes may be made after ticketed departure date for any portion of the ticket. For tickets canceled prior to the ticketed departure date, tickets are valid for travel one year from the original issuance date for a service charge of up to $250 for international destinations. Changes made on or before departure are subject to fare rules and a service charge of up to $250 for international destinations. If a reservation is not canceled before the ticketed departure date, the ticket has no value.