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Best Domestic Airline of the Year

Africa World Airlines, founded by Togbe Afede XIV, is a privately owned airline. Its inception took place on November 15, 2010, with its inaugural revenue flight commencing on September 21, 2012.

The airline operates routes to various key destinations in West Africa, including Kumasi, Tamale, and Takoradi in Ghana, as well as Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria. As part of our continuous expansion efforts, we have forged strategic partnerships with several prominent international carriers, including South African Airways, Emirates, Brussels Airlines, ASKY Airlines, United Airlines, and Ethiopian Airlines. These collaborations are instrumental in fulfilling our corporate mission of providing seamless and cost-effective air travel options for both leisure and business travelers along our network.

Africa World Airlines aspires to set the standard for quality air travel services in West Africa and beyond. Our commitment is to offer a welcoming, dependable, and affordable travel experience to all our valued passengers.

We are proud to have rapidly established ourselves as the preferred domestic airline in West Africa.

Our Achievements

Over the last 11 years, Africa World Airlines has accomplished some amazing accomplishments. Here are only a handful of the honours obtained:

  1. 2013 Newcomer of the Year Award, Ghana Tourist Board
  2. 2014 Airline of the Year in Mr. & Miss Nigeria Contest
  3. 2014 Best Service Airline in Ghana
  4. 2015 Excellence in Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
  5. 2015 Fastest-Growing Regional Airline of the Year
  6. 2016 Golden Star Award in Customer Service Excellence
  7. High-Profile Charters, Presidential Charters, Oil & Gas Charters, and Royal Charters
  8. 2016 Africa’s Best Brand Award of the Year – Mauritius
  9. 2016 Aviation Award Airline of the Year – Northern Ghana
  10. 2016, 2017, 2018 Hall of Fame – CIMG Airline of the Year
  11. 6x Domestic Airline of the Year, CIMG
  12. 2017 Most Promising Airline of the Year
  13. 2017 IATA Membership: -AWA is the first Ghanaian airline to join IATA after Ghana Airways
  14. 2019 Best Airline in West Africa
  15. 2019 Reliability Data Quality Award

Our Partner – FangDa Group

Liaoning Fangda Group Industrial Co., Ltd. (“Fangda Group” for short) is a cross-industry, cross-regional, diversified, and large-scale enterprise with strong international competitiveness with five major sectors: carbon, steel, medicine, commerce, and aviation. group.

Fangda Carbon is the world’s largest carbon conglomerate and the only domestic enterprise with the qualification to produce nuclear-grade carbon products; Fangda Special Steel is China’s high-quality production base for spring flat steel and automobile leaf springs, and is a national 4A tourist attraction; Fangda Ping Steel is one of the largest manufacturers of construction steel in China; Dazhou Steel is an important vanadium-titanium steel boutique production base in the southwest; Northeast Pharmaceutical is an important pharmaceutical production and export base in China; NHI is a national high-tech enterprise and a heavy machinery manufacturer in China The core enterprise in the industry, known as the “cradle of China’s heavy machinery industry”, its products radiate to the global market; Zhongxing Commercial is the largest modern, multi-functional, one-stop store in the Northeast that integrates merchandise sales, leisure and fitness, catering and entertainment.

Our vision

To be the leading airline in Africa delivering a world class service.

Our mission

To connect Africa to the world through the most efficient, safe and reliable air transport service.

Corporate Values



Our People

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Our Story

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Our Foundation

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