Emirates Airline and Ghanaian carrier, Africa World Airlines (AWA), have entered into a one-way interline agreement, whereby starting from May 2019, Emirates Airline customers can connect onto selected routes of AWA’s network, opening up new African destinations for Emirates customers.
Passengers on the Dubai-based carrier’s network can now benefit from greater connectivity to West Africa, especially those travelling from popular inbound markets such as Dubai, China, India and Australia, who can now connect from Accra onto AWA flights to Kumasi, Tamale and Sekondi-Takoradi in Ghana; Monrovia in Liberia; and Freetown in Sierra Leone.
Senior vice president, commercial operations – Africa, Emirates Airline, Orhan Abbas stated: “The agreement between Emirates Airline and AWA underpins our commitment to provide greater connectivity across West Africa. This partnership will allow us to further extend West Africa via the selected domestic and regional routes of AWA.”
Emirates Airline passengers can choose from seven weekly flights to Accra until June 2, 2019, after which Emirates will increase services on the route to 11 weekly flights. The agreement with AWA will further extend Emirates’ connectivity from Accra with up to ten flights daily to Kumasi, four flights daily each to Tamale and Takoradi and six weekly flights to Monrovia and Freetown.
Based in Accra, AWA began operations in 2012 and now operates a fleet of eight all-jet aircraft across eight destinations throughout Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with services to Cote D’Ivoire planned to commence in May 2019. AWA is the only IATA member airline registered in Ghana, and maintains IOSA certification, the global gold standard for aviation safety.