British Airways Ghana office has announced special discounts for its World Traveller (Economy Class) passengers to London this summer season. From now until 15 August 2018, passengers can book from as low as $335 (excluding taxes and other charges) for travel between now and 14 June 2019.
Kola Olayinka, British Airways’ Regional Commercial Manager for West Africa, says the offer is a fulfilment of an “earlier promise we had made to our Ghanaian passengers that there is much more to come.” A couple of weeks ago, the airline’s special ‘companion fare’ sale gave away discounts of more than $1,000 per Business Class passenger and the offer was well extremely well received.
“This is certainly a great time to visit London – the weather is great, the schools are on vacation – with fares as low as this, you can travel with the whole family!” says Olayinka.
Other top British attractions not to be missed this season include:
- English Premier League
Arguably the world’s most exciting and competitive football league, and home to a few Ghanaian and African stars. The 2018/19 season will kick off on 10 August in Manchester, and later, across several iconic venues, including the famous Wembley Stadium in London, temporary home of Tottenham Hotspurs Football Club.
- The Notting Hill Carnival
This is one of the largest street festivals in the world, attracting over one million guests annually since 1966. It takes place on 26 August, this year, through the streets of Notting Hill, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
- Buckingham Palace
The London home and prime residence of the British Royal Family, Buckingham Palace is a must-see building for every visitor to London, if only for a quick picture with one of the famous foot guards outside of the palace. Tours and Special exhibitions are currently open until 30 September
- Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey is one of the oldest buildings in London and has a long tradition as a venue for Royal Weddings. It played host to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.
- Windsor Castle
This castle is the biggest and most historic occupied castle in the world, as well as one of the official residences of the Queen. Windsor Castle is set amongst 26 acres of beautiful countryside and is frequently used by the Queen to host State Visits from overseas royals and presidents. St. George’s Chapel at the castle was also the venue of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding earlier this year.
- Royal Academy of Art
The Royal Academy of Art has free exhibitions all year round, showcasing the finest art from all over the world. Situated in London’s West End, the academy’s annual Summer Exhibition plays a key role in promoting work by both emerging and established artists.
- Tower of London
The Tower of London is a famous castle and former prison on the north bank of the River Thames, and is one of London’s most popular and iconic tourist attractions. Public executions were once held in front of the Tower and to this day, it is believed to be haunted by many ghosts.
Olayinka also hints of further improvements to British Airways Club World [Business Class product], including new seats and an all-new catering service. “Our ongoing £4.5 billion investment has already brought in new bedding and amenity kits, courtesy of luxury brand, White Company and the passengers really love this. As I keep saying; there is much more to come,” he explains.
British Airways’ Boeing 747 aircraft on the Ghana route are also undergoing a refurbishment program, which will see the latest in-flight entertainment system as well as upgraded fixtures and fittings made in all cabins over the next few months.