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The first Emirates flight flew into Kotoka International Airport in January 2004, and the airline has since carried close to 1.6 million passengers between Accra and Dubai and its network.
The airline started operations in Ghana with three flights a week, increasing to six flights a week in March 2005. Currently, the airline operates daily Abidjan – Accra – Dubai flights to over 150 destinations via its Dubai hub. This is set to increase to 11 weekly flights from 2nd June, 2019 following the announcement of four additional weekly flights to Accra.
For over a decade and a half, Emirates has stayed committed to not only connecting Ghanaians to the world, but also developing Ghana’s aviation industry. October 2018 saw Emirates operate the country’s first A380 to Accra, partnering with the airport to test its operations and infrastructure to accommodate an A380 service.
Top Emirates destinations that Ghanaians travel to include UAE, China, USA, Singapore, India and London. On all Emirates’ flights, customers can look forward to hours of entertainment on the award-winning inflight entertainment system, ice, which offers over 4,000 channels of on demand audio and visual entertainment, from the latest movies, music, audio books and games, as well as family friendly products and services for children, including complimentary toys, kids’ meals and movies.
On the Accra – Dubai route, Emirates operates the B777-300ER aircraft which is one of the most technologically advanced and efficient aircrafts in the world. The aircraft’s advanced wing design, efficient engine and light structure makes more efficient use of fuel. This means significantly less emissions than similar aircrafts, making it one of the most ‘green’ long range commercial aircraft types.