FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Ghana's 60th anniversary of independence, South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, is offering a special sale fare of $679.00* round-trip (restrictions apply) from Washington Dulles International Airport to Accra, Ghana. Travel on this fare is applicable from February 20 to March 30, 2017, to allow travelers to spend the Independence Day holiday period with family and friends in Ghana. Tickets must be purchased by February 10, 2017, so travelers should hurry and book by visiting www.flysaa.com or calling SAA Reservations at 1-(800) 722-9675.
The Republic of Ghana declared its independence from the United Kingdom on March 6, 1957 and was the first country in Africa to establish a democratic government. For the past 60 years, Ghanaians celebrate Independence Day every March 6th, as a day to commemorate the sacrifices that were made to achieve freedom, to strengthen democratic ideals and to reflect on the country's success in fostering equality.
"The Independence Day holiday celebrates the end of over 100 years of colonial rule and is a time for the people of Ghana to reflect on their many endeavours to achieve democracy," said Todd Neuman, executive vice president, the Americas, for South African Airways. "On this special holiday, Ghanaians honor the strides that have been achieved to insure an independent government and a better life for all. As one of the largest airlines on the African continent, we are proud to help celebrate Ghana's Independence Day and salute the country's accomplishments by inviting travelers to visit family and friends with this special fare."
South African Airways provides the only nonstop service between Washington, DC and Accra. Convenient connections are also available from over 50 cities in the U.S. & Canada through code share flights with United Airlines and JetBlue Airways, and interline partnerships with American Airlines and Virgin America. Flights are offered four-days a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday aboard wide-body Airbus A340-600 and A330-200 aircraft. On-board, SAA provides an inflight experience that offers world-class service, warm African hospitality and pure comfort for long-haul travel. SAA customers will enjoy fully-flat seats in Premium Business Class, industry-leading legroom in Economy Class, gourmet cuisine and a selection of complimentary spirits and award-winning wines, and generous checked baggage allowance. Also included are individual audio & visual entertainment systems that deliver an extensive menu of first-run movies and music programming.
About South African Airways
South African Airways (SAA), South Africa's national flag carrier and the continent's most awarded airline, serves over 75 destinations worldwide in partnership with SA Express, Airlink and its low cost carrier Mango. In North America, SAA operates daily nonstop flights from New York-JFK and direct flights from Washington D.C.-IAD (via Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Senegal) to Johannesburg. SAA has partnerships with United Airlines, Air Canada and JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Virgin America, which offer convenient connections from more than 100 cities in the U.S. and Canada to SAA's flights. SAA is a Star Alliance member and the recipient of the Skytrax 4-Star rating for 14 consecutive years.
Fares are valid for roundtrip travel and include all government and airline imposed taxes and fees. Valid for travel between 2/20/2017 – 3/30/2017. The $679* fare is valid for travel from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Accra (ACC). Ticketing must be completed at time of booking (instant purchase fare), or by 2/10/2017, whichever is first. Minimum stay: Must stay over one Sunday for fares to apply. Maximum stay: Return travel must commence on or before 4/9/2017. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Cancellations before/after departure: fares and carrier imposed fees (YR/YQ/Q) are non-refundable. Date change fee: $300 plus any applicable fare difference. Administrative fees may also apply. Children (2-11 years old) discounts not applicable. Infant (0-1 year old; not occupying a seat) discount – Pays 10% of the adult fare. Baggage and optional service fees may apply. Reservations made 7 days or more prior to scheduled departure may be canceled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made.
Todd Neuman, South African Airways,
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