Africa World Airlines

Africa World Airlines Limited (AWA) is a prominent Ghanaian airline, established in 2010 and commencing operations in 2012. Headquartered in Airport City Accra, AWA operates primarily from its main hub at Kotoka International Airport. As the largest airline in Ghana, it accounted for 55% of domestic passengers and 20% of all air passengers in the country in 2022. Consistently profitable since 2014, AWA is a joint venture involving several Ghanaian and Chinese shareholders.


AWA has a strong domestic presence in Ghana, connecting major cities such as Accra, Kumasi, Tamale, and Takoradi. The airline has expanded its reach beyond Ghana, operating international routes that connect Accra to key West African cities, including Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria, Freetown in Sierra Leone, Monrovia in Liberia, and Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire. It has solidified its position as a premier airline in Anglophone West Africa, particularly dominating the Nigerian regional travel market.


The Africa World Airlines fleet, as of September 2022, comprises Embraer ERJ-145LR aircraft. The fleet consists of seven of these aircraft, each configured to accommodate 50 passengers in a single-class arrangement. Known for their efficiency and passenger comfort, these aircraft enable AWA to offer frequent and convenient flights throughout its extensive network.


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