Provide our Citizens with Excellent Services – Embassy Urges United Airlines
On Friday, May 14, 2021, the Acting Head of Mission, H.E. Genevieve Apaloo, and other senior officials of the Embassy joined executives of United Airlines for the inaugural ceremony of United Airlines’ relaunched route from Washington D.C. to Accra, Ghana.
The inaugural ceremony took place at Dulles International Airport prior to the departure of the first flight to Accra amidst elaborate Ghanaian cultural performances.
Ghanaians in the DC, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) area along with those across the United States will have the benefit of direct services to Ghana three times per week. The non-stop flights will depart from Washington Dulles International Airport to Kotoka International Airport every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday of the week serviced by one of the airline’s newest Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
In his remarks, the Vice President of International Network and Alliances for United Airlines, Mr. Patrick Quayle, expressed the company’s excitement and commitment about the new route. “It’s been an exciting journey for us here at United Airlines to resume this capital to capital route. It’s our goal to grow and expand our services from three days a week to daily services”.
On behalf of the Embassy, H.E. Genevieve Apaloo expressed Ghana’s readiness to support United Airlines and also charged the company to ensure Ghanaian citizens are treated fairly, respectfully and with exceptional services and said “United Airlines’ decision to relaunch this route especially during the current economic downturn attests to the confidence your company has in Ghana. Be rest assured that Ghana stands ready and committed to make sure you are successful. Most importantly, we urge you to provide excellent services, fair prices and a consistent show of respect to our citizens.”
The Acting Head of Mission was accompanied by Mr. Kofi Tonto, Head of Information & Public Affairs, Mrs. Ninette Ivo, Head of Economics, Mrs. Cynthia Djokoto, Head of Trade and Investments and Ms. Angeline Addy, Executive Communications Officer.