Emirates Airlines will be offering subsidized packages for passengers who travel to its chief Gulf destination, Dubai, as well as, the East Coast of the United States during the Valentine season.
According to a statement from the airline management, the fares will start at a paltry $1399 for the economy traveler, between Accra and Dubai, while travelers from the capital of Ghana en-route to either Washington DC or the City of New York will amass a similar discount advantage of $869.
There is also word that the airline will provide similar offers to passengers who will be flying routes of Houston (United States), Beijing & Guangzhou (China), its two South African destinations, Tokyo (Japan) and Singapore in south-east Asia.
The Ghanaian Airlines Sector
Ghana has several airlines that fly various routes and offer business-and economy- traveler dispensations, ranging from Emirates, Meridian Airways, Johnsons Air, CTK-Citylink, Antrak Air and Aerogem Aviation.
Most of the airlines began operations in the 2000s, with a couple having started in the 1990s. One of the oldest airlines, that established base in 1994, was CTK-CityLink, while one of the latest is Meridian Airways that began operation in 2007.
Apart from adding new destinations to its travel rollercoaster, Emirates Ghana has also made changes in various destinations. One of these is the route to Damascus in Syria, which has received suspension following ongoing anti-regime protests in the country. The Tripoli route also suffered a suspension in the early part of the year during the political uprising that saw the overthrow of strong man Muammar Gaddafi.
Like most elite airlines, Emirates often extends various reward programs, especially for its business class, in tandem with the discounts it offers its economy traveler customer base. The most recent of these, in the business class, is that of earning double miles via the Business Rewards program.