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Cabo Verde Airlines and Africa World Airlines improve air connections in West Africa

Cabo Verde Airlines (CVA) and Africa World Airlines (AWA) announce a partnership to improve the connectivity in West Africa with Europe, North America and South America.


From February 1, 2020 CVA and AWA will start an integrated selling operation for the routes of both airlines.

Cabo Verde Airlines is a scheduled air carrier flying nonstop 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.

Emirates announces an interline agreement with Africa World Airlines

Emirates has also made this announcement:

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, and Africa World Airlines (AWA), the Ghanaian airline headquartered in Accra, have announced a one-way interline agreement whereby Emirates customers can connect onto selected routes of Africa World Airlines’ network, opening up new African destinations for Emirates customers from May 2019.

Passengers on Emirates’ 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; and regional destinations Monrovia in Liberia and Freetown in Sierra Leone.

Emirates passengers can choose from seven weekly flights from Dubai to Accra until 2nd of June, 2019, when 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.

Between Dubai and Accra, Emirates operates the Boeing 777-300ER, one of the most technologically advanced and efficient aircraft in the world. The aircraft’s advanced wing design, efficient engine and light structure makes more efficient use of fuel. This means significantly less emissions than similar aircraft, making it one of the most ‘green’ long range commercial aircraft types. Passengers in all cabin classes can enjoy Emirates’ award-winning entertainment on ice – the airline’s inflight entertainment system that offers 4,000 channels of in-flight entertainment. Customers will also enjoy complimentary beverages and regionally inspired meals, as well as the warm hospitality of the airline’s multi-cultural cabin crew. Passengers can also stay connected to family and friends during the flight with up to 20 MB of complementary Wi-Fi.

Africa World Airlines (AWA) is a Ghanaian airline based in Accra. AWA started operations in 2012 and now operates a fleet of 8 all-jet aircraft across 8 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.

Africa World Airlines adds Accra – Monrovia flights

Africa World Airlines (Accra) on December 12, 2017 expanded by adding the Accra – Monrovia route.

Africa World Airlines Limited (AWA) is a Ghanaian registered private-sector company.

Africa World Airlines was incorporated on November 15, 2010 and received its Air Carrier License (ACL) from Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in March 2011 with its first flight on September 21, 2012.

The principal founder/promoter of the Company Togbe Afede XIV, the Chief of Asogli State and CEO of SAS Finance Group. The shareholders are SAS Finance Group (Ghana), Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) -Ghana, Zhongjia Investment Ltd (China).

The airline has recently taken delivery of its 5th new and modern ERJ 145LR jet with the expectation to receive more and bigger aircraft by the end of the year.

Africa World Airlines operates flights to three (4) cities in Ghana namely Accra, Kumasi, Tamale and Takoradi as well as to Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria. It is expected that the airline will expand its operations to Liberia, Sierra-Leone and Cote d’Ivoire soon.

All photos by Africa World Airlines.