ITA Airways commences direct flights to Accra


ITA Airways, an Italian-based airline, has successfully inaugurated commercial flight operations to Accra, marking a milestone for travellers.

The inaugural flight received a warm welcome at Kotoka International Airport, complete with a water cannon salute by the Rescue and Fire Fighting team of Ghana Airports Company Limited as it touched down last night, June 6 at approximately 19:37 hours.

Passengers of the maiden flight disembark the aircraft after a successful touchdown at the Kotoka International Airport

In her welcome address, Mrs. Yvonne Nana Afriyie Opare, Managing Director of Ghana Airports Company Limited, commended the ITA team for the launch, emphasizing its significance in bolstering confidence in Ghana’s aviation industry. She highlighted the direct Rome/Accra/Rome route as a game-changer, offering unparalleled convenience and efficiency for both business and leisure travelers.

“The introduction of this direct flight route signifies a new era of convenience and efficiency for travelers, both for business and leisure purposes, offering passengers more options and seamless connectivity between these two vibrant cities,” Opare said.

Mrs. Yvonne Nana Afriyie Opare, Managing Director of Ghana Airports Company Limited

Assuring unwavering support, Mrs. Opare reiterated Ghana Airports Company Limited’s commitment to ensuring ITA Airways maintains exceptional on-time performance and delivers top-notch customer service.

Pierfrancesco Carino, Vice President Sales at ITA Airways, expressed delight at the launch, emphasizing Ghana’s pivotal role as a hub for connecting travelers between West Africa and Italy.

Pierfrancesco Carino, Vice President of International Sales at ITA Airways

He highlighted the use of new generation Airbus 321 aircraft, promising passengers a delightful travel experience with exquisite interior design, onboard entertainment and Italian-style gastronomy.

Dignitaries including Ghana’s Ambassador to Italy, H.E. Merena Botsio Benyah, Ambassador of Italy to Ghana and Togo, H.E. Daniela d’Orlandi, and Reverend Stephen Wilfred Arthur, Director of Economic Regulations and Business Development at Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, graced the occasion with their presence and welcoming remarks.

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Dignitaries cutting cake as part of the welcome ceremony

ITA Airways will operate four-weekly flights on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from Accra to Rome, further enhancing travel options and connectivity between the two vibrant cities.


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