South African Airways will launch non-stop service between Washington Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport on August 3. The new service will be the only non-stop flight between Washington D.C. and Ghana.

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ECAir, the national airline of the Republic of the Congo, is launching scheduled Brazzaville-Bamako-Dakar service on March 22 as part of a network expansion effort within Africa.

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Gambia Bird’s schedule will begin with flights to Accra in Ghana, Monrovia in Liberia, Dakar in Senegal, Freetown in Sierra Leone, Conakry in Guinea, London and Barcelona – all coordinated from its headquarters at Banjul Yundum International Airport.

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Porter Airlines and South African Airways have launched a new interline agreement for passengers traveling between Canada and West and Southern Africa through Porter Airlines’ Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport hub and SAA’s Johannesburg hub, via Washington Dulles.

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The carrier launched its first flight between Atlanta and Johannesburg, South Africa, via Dakar, Senegal, on December 4, 2006. A week later, Delta began serving Accra, Ghana, from its hub at New York JFK.

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South African Airways’ service linking New York and Johannesburg will now operate non-stop from Johannesburg to New York, resulting in the fastest way to travel between New York and Southern Africa.

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Delta Air Lines will serve Luanda three times a week from January 20, 2011 using 243-seat Airbus A330-200s, with each flight making an intermediate stop in Dakar, Senegal.

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Emirates plans to launch five-times-weekly nonstop service in September to Dakar in Senegal, which the airline notes is known as the land of ‘Teranga’, or hospitality, because of its friendly and welcoming people.

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