Virgin Atlantic commenced flights to Accra from London Heathrow yesterday (May 24th), with boss Sir Richard Branson on board the inaugural service.
The airline will operate three services a week to Ghana’s capital city using an Airbus A340-300, which has a capacity of 240 passengers.
Sir Richard Branson was welcomed in Accra by Mike Hammah, the African country’s transport minister.
He said he is "delighted" that the airline has touched down in Accra, Virgin Atlantic’s fifth African destination.
"Ghana has one of West Africa’s most vibrant and diverse economies and Virgin Atlantic’s flights will help to further Ghana’s leading position within west Africa by making it more accessible to business and leisure passengers alike," he commented.
Flights from London Heathrow to the Ghanaian capital will take off on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 22:30 BST and arrive at 04:15 (local time).
Elsewhere, Virgin Atlantic last month confirmed its intention to launch flights to Las Vegas from Manchester on April 3rd next year.