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About Africa World Airlines
Africa World Airlines (AWA) is a Ghanaian airline which is headquartered in Accra, Ghana. Africa World Airlines' hub is located at Kotoka International Airport in Accra. Africa World Airlines is incorporated in 2010 between Hainan Airlines, China-Africa Development Fund, SSNIT and SAS Finance Group. Africa World Airlines flies to destinations such as Monrovia, Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale and Lagos.
In July 2016, Africa World Airlines (AWA) was adjudged as the 'Domestic Airline of the Year' for 2015. This was held at the national Aviation Awards ceremnoy in Accra. This is the second time that the airline have won an award as they previously won the Domestic Airlines 2014 at the National Tourism Awards last year making it 2 times in a row. Africa World Airlines operates over 22 flights daily to 3 cities in Ghana and within Lagos-Nigeria.
Africa World Airlines Baggage
Africa World Airlines allows one piece of cabin baggage and one personal item per passenger. All cabin bags must be able to fit in the overhead bin and weigh no more than 5kg. Passengers are advised to bring soft-sided baggage.
Premium and Value passengers are permitted two bags with a total weight of no more than 23kg.
Africa World Airlines Check-in Information
Africa world airlines are yet to offer online check-in on their flights.
Africa World Airlines recommends passengers arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to scheduled departure time. Passengers should present a valid ID.
Africa World Airlines Destinations
Africa World Airlines flies to many destinations including Accra (Kotoka International Airport), Kumasi ( Kumasi Airport), Takoradi (Takoradi Airport), Tamale (Tamale Airport) and Lagos (Murtala Muhammed International Airport).
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Africa World Airlines Fleet
The Africa World Airlines fleet includes seven Embraer ARJ-145LI aircraft.
Africa World Airlines Hub Airport
Africa World Airlines is based at Kotoka International Airport which is the main airport that serves Accra, the capital of Ghana. Kotoka airport is the hub airport for Africa World Airlines, Antrak Air, Arik Air and Starbow Airlines. Other airlines which fly to and from this airport include Air Burkina, Arik Air, Dana Air, Delta Air Lines, Ethiopian Airlines, KLM and Kenya Airways.
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Africa World Airlines News
28th December 2018
Ghana's Africa World Airlines eyes E190s in 2018
Africa World Airlines (AW, Accra) is planning to add EMB-190 equipment to its fleet during the course of 2018. Speaking to gh-aviation, the Ghanaian carrier's Head of Commercial, Richard Kyereh, said a pair of the Embraer Regional Jets would supplement its existing fleet of six ERJ-145LIs. Previously announced plans to add A319-100 capacity are still valid he added without specifying timeframes.
An affiliate of HNA Group's Hainan Airlines (HU, Haikou), Africa World Airlines offers scheduled passenger flights to Kumasi, Takoradi, and Tamale in Ghana as well as Abuja and Lagos in Nigeria, and Monrovia Roberts in Liberia.
AWA has been linked to Ghana's ongoing national carrier project. Earlier this month, Minister of Aviation Cecelia Dapaah said the carrier was one of three operators currently in in-depth talks with government over the proposed new airline. Other contenders include Air Mauritius (MK, Mauritius), with which Dappah signed a partnership agreement earlier this year, and the ever ubiquitous Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa).
28th November 2017
Africa World Airline extends flight to Monrovia route - Accra - Monrovia flight service this December
The airline will be providing a thrice-weekly service from Kotoka International Airport in Accra to Monrovia Liberia on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Speaking to Joy Business the Head of Commercial for Africa World Air Richard Kyereh said the new route is part of the Airlines expansion targets having joined the International Air Travel Association.
He said, “Our immediate work will be to mop up traffic within the continent as we grow”.
According to officials of the Airline, that Accra-Monrovia-Accra flights will depart Kotoka International Airport at 11:30hrs on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and arrive in Monrovia at 13:30hrs. The return flight will depart Monrovia at 14:10hrs and arrive in Accra at 16:10hrs.
The maiden flight for the Accra - Monrovia route will start on December 12, 2017.
Africa World Airlines Limited (AWA) is a Ghanaian registered private-sector company, which has been in operations for close to 5 years. It was formed with the sole vision of making air travel the best option for the majority of travelers within the markets in which it operates.
Africa World Airlines operates flights to three cities in Ghana namely Accra, Kumasi, Tamale and Takoradi as well as to Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria.
It is expected that the airline will expand its operations to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Cote d’Ivoire soon.
29th August 2017
Africa World Airlines supports Loopers
Travelling agency, Africa World Airlines, has donated tickets to three players of the national table tennis team, the Black Loopers, to ensure their participation in the Lagos International Open slated for Lagos, Nigeria, from today, August 9 to August 13.
The airline presented three tickets to Beatrice Gyasi of the Ghana Police, and the Ghana Immigration Service duo of Felix Lartey and Emmanuel Commey at a short ceremony in Accra yesterday.
Making the presentation, the Chief Operating Officer of the agency, Samuel Thompson, pledged that the agency would continue to offer valuable support to the Loopers as its Corporate Social Responsibility.
According to him, the gesture is to support the least financed disciplines in the country to help sustain the sport which was once a national pastime in the country.
The President of the Ghana Table Tennis Association (GTTA), Mawuko Afadzinu, thanked Africa World Airlines and noted that the support could not have come at an opportune time when the sport was witnessing some resurgence under his tenure.
He gave an assurance that his outfit would ensure that the players gave their best during the competition.
The only female player in the team, Beatrice, expressed her excitement about the honour done them, and added that the gesture would help facilitate the trip.
She pledged that she and her colleagues would do their best for the country.
Africa World Airlines (AWA) Monday June 26, 2017 flew its maiden flight from Accra to Abuja; a journey its management described as an important milestone in the achievement of its goal of connecting West Africa.
Speaking to journalists on arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, Captain Kwesi Oteng, one of the pilots who flew the aircraft said owing to their reliability, unmatched safety standards they are able to expand their network flying into Lagos five times a day from three times a week.
He said a similar plan is being put in place for the Abuja operation but at the moment it is going to be daily.
AWA, he said is planning to expand its route even further, saying it is testament of the vision of their founder “to provide affordable, reliable and safe travel for all within the sub region.
On his part, Ghana’s deputy Minister of Aviation, Kwabena Okyere Darko indicated government’s readiness to make the country’s aviation sector competitive, stating that it would make the country an attractive aviation hub within the sub-region.
The move, according to him, is part of the manifesto of the ruling government to ensure and sustain free movements of people and goods in the Western African Coast thus it is very important that “we partner airports, we partner civil aviation organizations, and we partner governments across the sub region to be able to provide these services across the ECOWAS subcontinent.”
“We want to make it clear to you that Ghana is prepared to collaborate with all airlines in Nigeria to also allow them to participate in our domestic market,” he stated when he unveiled AWA’s inaugural flight to Abuja.
“So we are using this opportunity to invite you to invest, whilst you are investing in Nigeria as a big brother come also to invest in Ghana,” he added.
Speaking on behalf of the Nigerian Aviation Minister, the acting Director of Air Transport Management for Nigeria’s Transport Ministry Greggory Taiwo said the move by AWA will help strengthen economic ties between Ghana and Nigeria.
AWA’s Accra-Abuja route operates a flight daily throughout the week.