Aviation: Africa World Airlines, Cabo Verde Airlines partner to grow connectivity in West Africa

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Ghana’s leading carrier, Africa World Airlines (AWA), and Cape Verdean Airline (CVA), Cabo Verde, has announced a partnership to improve connectivity in West Africa with Europe, North America and South America.

Both airlines will start an integrated selling operation for the routes of both carriers.

According to aviationpros.com, Cabo Verde Airlines is a scheduled air carrier flying non-stop from its international hub on Sal island, that connects four continents.

With this partnership, AWA’s passengers will be able to connect through CVA’s hub on Sal with other routes of the airlines, like Dakar (Senegal) and the Cape Verdean islands of Santiago, São Filipe and São Vicente.
CVA also ensures regular flights to Lisbon, Paris, Milan and Rome (Europe), Boston and Washington, D. C. (USA), and to the Brazilian cities of Fortaleza, Porto Alegre, Recife, and Salvador.

In addition to the hub connections, Cabo Verde Airlines’ Stopover program allows passengers to stay up to 7 days in Cabo Verde and thus explore the diverse experiences on the archipelago at no additional cost to airline tickets.

Africa World Airlines operates in five cities in Ghana: Accra, Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi and Wa. AWA also serves Lagos – point of connection with CVA – and Abuja in Nigeria, Monrovia in Liberia, as well as Freetown in Sierra Leone and Abidjan in Ivory Coast.

This partnership will allow passengers from both airlines to travel between airlines with only one ticket, checking in only once, and allowing baggage to reach the final destination.

Jens Bjarnason, CEO and President of Cabo Verde Airlines, states: “We are very pleased with this partnership with Africa World Airlines, which will definitely bring even more connectivity to West African countries. It is very important for CVA to create strategic partnerships to widen CVA’s range in West Africa, a growing market which is very important to us.”

Michael Cheng Luo, CEO of Africa World Airlines, says: “AWA is happy to add Cabo Verde Airlines as our latest interline partner, to connect passengers throughout our home markets in West Africa.”

CVA and AWA’s partnership will become effective on February 1st and passengers will be able to purchase tickets through any purchase channel.

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