Africa World Airlines (AWA), ASKY Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines have teamed-up to provide passengers with seamless and stress free air travel within the West Africa sub-regional and various international routes they serve.
The interline agreement between the three airlines is the first of its kind in the West Africa sub-region and offers Ghanaian passengers the opportunity to travel from Tamale, Kumasi and Takoradi to more than 140 destinations in Africa, Europe, Middle East, and North America without having to check-in again at the Kotoka Internal Airport, which is currently the country’s main international airport.
The strength in the synergy ensures that passengers still maintain their allowable two 23kg bags, purchase just one ticket instead of multiple tickets, and have a stress-free traveling experience.
For instance, a passengers travelling from Kumasi to New York, can simply book a single ticket that captures their itinerary at any of the offices of the three airlines, fly from Kumasi to Accra on AWA, fly from Accra to Lomé on ASKY and connect on Ethiopian Airlines to the US.
Again, a passenger travelling from Tamale to China, can just purchase a ticket at any of the offices of the three lines, check-in their bags at Tamale, fly with AWA to Accra and connect on Ethiopian to China without having to check-in their bags again at the Kotoka International Airport.
Genet W/Michael, Ethiopian Airlines’ Country Manager noted that the airline, by this partnership, is ready to fly Ghanaians from any destinations serviced by AWA to any of the over 120 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents ET serves.
Africa’s largest carrier, Ethiopian Airlines (ET), operates one of the youngest fleet in the world. The airline currently operates the modern and spacious A350 aircraft on the Accra route. It operates to more destinations on the continent than any other airline and also offers flights from Accra to popular destinations in Europe, America, and Asia via its hub in Addis Ababa. ET flies to more than 140 destinations worldwide.
Richard Kyereh, Head of Commercial of AWA noted that: “ This partnership is to ensure that we provide very good flying options to the traveling public and improve on the traveling experience for the many Ghanaian travelers. The stakeholder engagement with our agents in the Ashanti Region is to introduce this new partnership and associated services to them and address any questions they may have.”
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 soon. AWA is the only IATA member airline registered in Ghana, and maintains IOSA certification, the global gold standard for aviation safety.
Asky Airlines has steadily built up its network and now offers several flights per week to almost all countries in West Africa and major commercial and popular destinations in Central Africa. It recently started flights to South Africa.
“We are deepening connectivity in the sub-region and improving the travelling experience for passengers with this novel partnership. It was very important to meet our agents in Kumasi and brief them about this new service and address all any issues they may have,” Worlanyo Afadzinu, ASKY Airlines Country Manager said.