In response to growing demand, Virgin Atlantic is increasing the number of flights to London Heathrow. From 26 March 2012, Virgin Atlantic will be flying 5 times a week with travel between Accra and London Heathrow, also giving connections further on the Virgin Atlantic network to the United States.
In the last six months, sales have grown by more than 50% in Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class and Premium Economy cabins aimed at business travellers and those looking for some luxury. A service will now run every day apart from Thursdays and Sundays, with Thursday being the busiest day for travel between the two locations.
Nick Taylor, Virgin Atlantic’s Country Manager for West Africa said, “Virgin Atlantic is making a clear commitment to Ghana and we’re pleased to be supporting business links to and from the UK. We understand time is so valuable, especially to our business travellers, and we’ve responded to feedback increasing the number of weekly services.”
This news comes hot on the heels of Virgin Atlantic’s announcement to invest £100m in its business class products during the next three years. New flights to Vancouver, Cancun, San Francisco and the Caribbean have also been announced in the past six months.
Kwame Achampong-Kyei, the executive Chairman of GLICO Group; and one of Virgin Atlantic’s top Flying Club members said, “This is welcome news to us who have come to value the service style and attention to detail that Virgin Atlantic brings. This is what really defines great business delivery and we look forward to more flights also being announced”