By Friday Nwosu
Ghana’s leading domestic and regional carrier, Africa World Airlines (AWA) has increased its frequency on the Accra-Lagos route to the delight of its teaming customers.
The airlines which previously operated four weekly flights from Accra the Ghanaian capital to Lagos, added two more frequencies to include Tuesdays and Thursdays.
According to a statement by the airline, it will now operate daily weekly flight on the route with the exception of Saturdays. The airline said the additional frequencies of Tuesdays and Thursdays will be in the afternoon while previously operated frequencies remain in the evening.
AWA’s operation on the route has remained consistent despite the challenges being faced by some Nigerian carriers that operates the Lagos-Accra route.
The airline recently received the International Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Programme certificate from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) after an intensive and rigorous process.
AWA started operations in 2012 using Embraer 145 Jets. The airline is co-financed by China’s HNA Group, the China-Africa Development Fund, Ghana’s Social Security and National Insurance Trust, and Ghana’s SAS Finance Group.
Starting from 1 flight at the very beginning, their travel routes have increased over 3 years of expansion to 22 domestic and international flights per day. Over 98 percent of its 216 staff are Ghanaian.
In addition to its strong financial support, AWA also inherited the strict safety management and service standards of Hainan Airlines. Their strong safety management and good service records helped the airline win the award for Domestic Airline for 2014 from the Ghana Tourism Authority.