United Airlines joined AmCham Ghana in 2021 and has since remained an active member of the Chamber. United, a major American airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, re-launched its services to Ghana with flight UA996 onboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Washington D.C to Accra on Saturday, May 16, 2021.
The airline runs a thrice-weekly service to Kotoka International Airport from several major cities in the United States including Washington, D.C.(IAD), Los Angeles(LAX), New York/Newark(EWR), and San Francisco(SFO).
United Airlines has also helped deliver millions of COVID-19 vaccines to Ghana from the United States under the COVAX program.
During the re-launch in May last year, the United States Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, said ”this direct route will increase opportunities for cross-border trade, visits to Ghana’s amazing tourist destinations, as well as those in the United States, and of course, reunions with family and friends.”
”I’m pleased that United Airlines, with its impeccable service and safety records, and its 95-years as one of the world’s most recognized airlines, has returned to serve the Ghanaian market. Sometimes a video chat just isn’t enough, and it’s evident that United Airlines understands this as well,” the Ambassador added.
As a global airline driven by its purpose and values, United is in the business of bringing people together. Looking ahead, they’re aiming even higher: United is committed to doing its part to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and world.
Their approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is key to a strong culture at United and a critical competitive advantage.
Over the past decade, their focus has evolved from excellence in employee engagement and talent programs to a strategic approach that embeds DEI throughout their business and impacts the communities where they work, live, and fly.
United is determined to be a global leader in DEI and will continue to work to ensure its people, policies, and processes reflect the customers and communities they serve. Learn More
United has eight hubs, with Chicago–O’Hare being its largest in terms of passengers carried and the number of departures. They are also a founding member of the Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance with a total of 28 member airlines.