- Chidozie Uzoezie
Ghana Set to Receive First Scheduled Airbus A380 Service
Emirates will deploy the Airbus A380 on a one-off flight to Ghana's Kotoka International Airport, Accra, on Tuesday 2 October, as Ghana celebrates the opening of the airport’s new Terminal 3.
The flight will become the first-ever scheduled A380 service to Ghana, with Emirates partnering with the airport to test its operations and infrastructure to accommodate an A380 service.
The one-off A380 flight EK787 from Dubai, will arrive at 11:35 hours and be on ground for more than six hours before it returns to Dubai as flight EK788 departing at 17:50 hours.
The Emirates A380 flying to Accra will have a 3-class configuration, with 426 seats in Economy Class, 76 flat-bed seats in Business Class and 14 First Class Private Suites on the upper deck.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Emirates A380. As the largest operator of the double-decker aircraft, Emirates’ currently has 104 A380s in service and 58 pending delivery.
Emirates commenced operations to Ghana in January 2004 and has carried close to 1.6 million passengers on the Dubai-Accra route. It currently flies to Accra daily using the Boeing 777.