Africa World Airlines (AWA) is a private Ghanaian airline. As the largest carrier operating in Ghana, the airline provides both domestic and international flights.
The airline was incorporated as a joint venture in 2010 between Hainan Airlines and other Chinese and Ghanaian shareholders. The airline received its Air Carrier License (ACL) from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in 2011, and commenced its first commercial flight in 2012. AWA's hub is located at Kotoka International Airport, near Accra, the capital of Ghana.
The airline flies to a number of domestic destinations in Ghana. A popular route is Accra to Kumasi. Other domestic destinations include Takoradi and Tamale, as well as a number of international destinations in countries including Nigeria, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
2021 promises to be a key year for Africa World Airlines, as the travel industry recovers following the Coronavirus pandemic and the airline continues to expand its flight network.
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The following destinations are accurate as of April 2021, although are subject to change.
Africa World Airlines flies to many destinations including Accra (Kotoka International Airport), Kumasi (Kumasi Airport), Takoradi (Takoradi Airport), and Tamale (Tamale Airport):
|Accra||Kotoka International Airport||ACC|
|Nigeria||Lagos||Murtala Muhammed International Airport||LOS|
|Nigeria||Abuja||Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport||ABV|
|Liberia||Monrovia||Roberts International Airport||ROB|
|Sierra Leone||Freetown||Lungi International Airport||FNA|
|Côte d'Ivoire||Abidjan||Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport||ABJ|
Accra (ACC) to Kumasi (KMS) is one of Africa World Airline's most popular routes. Simply type 'Accra' and 'Kumasi' into the search bar at the top of the page to start searching for the perfect flights for you.
The are up to 10 scheduled flights per day between Kumasi and Accra, on Monday to Friday and on the weekends. The flight takes about 40 minutes.
Top Tip: You can discover all of AWA's routes in the destinations information below.
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.
Economy passengers are entitled to one piece of checked baggage. Premium and Value passengers are permitted two bags, with a total weight of no more than 23kg.
Excess baggage fees: On Domestic routes, the cost for excess baggage (to be paid at the airport) is GH S5.00 Cedis per kilogram, and $3.00 USD per kilogram on International flights.
Africa world airlines are yet to offer online check-in on their flights. The airline is hoping to provide this service soon, but at the moment passengers need to continue to check-in at the airport.
Africa World Airlines recommends passengers arrive at the airport at least two hours and no later than 40 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. Passengers should present a valid, government issued ID - passports will be required for travel on all international flights.
The aircraft consists of a single cabin and two class fares: Economy and Premium Economy. The aircraft offer seating for up to 50 passengers. Passengers will be served by two Cabin Attendants.
Seats cannot currently be pre-booked. Seat assignment will be conducted at the airport.
Economy seats are comfortable, designed for maximising comfort while reducing cost. Seat assignment will be conducted at the airport.
On the Embraer 145 aircraft, port side seats, which are single row seats, will be allocated to Premium passengers.
Premium passengers who travel together will be assigned the first 2 rows of twin seats, and so forth.
There are no meals served on any of the airline's flights. However, complimentary hot beverages are provided on some routes. Snacks are served on all routes, which includes fresh fruits juice and croissants, biscuits and a choice of meat/fish pies. Please note that there are no special meal/snack options. Passengers with food intolerances or dietary needs are encouraged to bring their own snacks on-board.
An in-flight magazine is available. Passengers are encouraged to download entertainment onto their digital devices before boarding the plane.
On-board WiFi is not currently available.
Africa World Airlines operates a fleet of Embraer ERJ-145LR aircraft, and has recently taken delivery of its 6th new and modern Embraer aircraft. As of August 2019, the fleet now includes eight Embraer ARJ-145LI aircraft, each with a maximum passenger capacity of 50 seats.
Africa World Airlines is based at Kotoka International Airport (ACC) which is the main airport that serves Accra, the capital of Ghana. Kotoka airport is the hub airport for Africa World Airlines, PassionAir 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, Goldstar Airlines and Kenya Airways.
The airline does not operate a frequent flyer program.
The airline is not part of an airline alliance program.
In 2019 AWA has spent time developing and expanding its partnerships, with the aim of expanding its international network, and currently has partnerships with the four airlines:
AMA currently has an interline partnership with Emirates, to provide a domestic and regional feed to their flights at Kotoka International Airport.
South Africa Airways
Since October 2019, the AMA has a codeshare agreement with South Africa Airways, which will apply to flights between Accra – Kumasi, Accra – Lagos and Accra – Abuja. South African Airways will market the services of Africa World Airlines as the operating carrier.
Since October 2019, AWA also has a codeshare agreement with Brussels Airlines, which will aim to connect passengers through their joint networks.
AWA also has a partnership with Ethiopian Airlines, aimed at providing passengers with a seamless travel experience within the West African region.
Wheelchair assistance is available. Africa World Airlines provides wheelchairs to passengers who may need such assistance. This service will need to be requested when making your reservation reservation - simply add your request when asked, and we will pass this information on to the airline.
There is no charge for the transportation of wheelchairs and other assistance devices.
Please note that AWA is not equipped to transport medical oxygen, or other hazardous materials and/or contained gas, either in the cabin or as cargo or in the hold.
An infant (above 14 days and below the age of 2 years) can sit on the lap of an accompanying adult, with the aid of an extended seat belt. Passengers may choose to purchase a seat for an infant as long as a proper child restraint device is used.
Unaccompanied minors are permitted, above the age of 6. AWA staff will assist the UM with checking-in, transfers and boarding. Please be aware of the airline’s UM rules and policies before making your booking.
Please click on the logos below to find out more about airlines that fly similar routes to Africa World Airlines:
February 13th 2020
When the Coronavirus pandemic but a stop to travel around the world, like many other airlines, AWA had to temporarily reduce its operations. But as recovery continues, the airline is stepping-up its operations. From the end of April, Africa World Airlines will resume flights on the following two routes: Accra – Kumasi, and Accra – Tamale.
February 13th 2020
Africa World Airlines has announced its ambition to be the number-one regional airline in West Africa. Compared to many airlines on the continent, Africa World revolves around the frequency of its flights. The airline flies to Kumasi 10 times daily, Lagos up to six times daily, Tamala five times, and Takoradi four times.
The airline describes itself as faster, more comfortable and more convenient. In fact, the airline prides itself in often having a lower base fare than local buses.
Looking ahead for Africa World Airlines
The airline has stated that it is not currently focused on expanding its long-haul network. For international flights, the airline will rely on its growing number of partnerships.
Four partnerships have been announced so far: Brussels Airlines, Emirates, Ethiopian and South African Airways.
The airline is particularly excited as the partnerships will allow passengers to choose connections in Accra for whom Ghana may not have been an easy option otherwise.
As for future routes, Nigeria is on Ghana’s doorstop, so it’s very possible that new routes to Nigerian cities will be seen soon.
February 10th 2019
Africa World Airlines has announced a new Cote d’Ivoire route. From February 14th 2020, the airline will be operating a service to Cote d’Ivoire. The route will bed operated 6 times weekly, on board Embraer ERJ145 aircraft.