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21st October 2020

Due to the extension of curfew in Lagos state, all AWA flights to/from Lagos are cancelled until Saturday 24OCT20.

Our flights to Abuja continue normally at this time.

Passengers booked to/from Lagos may rebook on Abuja flights or to a future date at no extra charge.

 

7th September 2020 (updated 6th October)

Africa World Airlines is delighted to announce the resumption of our international flight routes. We will commence operations on each route as per the following schedule :

Accra – Lagos – Accra starts Fri 11SEP20
Accra – Abuja – Accra starts Sat 12SEP20
Accra – Freetown – Monrovia – Accra starts Sun 13SEP20
Accra – Abidjan – Accra starts Tue 15SEP20

Please note the following specific protocols applicable for ALL international flights operated by Africa World Airlines. This is in addition to the individual protocols required by each destination country.

1. Passengers must wear a face mask at all times while in the airport and on board the aircraft
2. Passengers will be subject to screening for COVID-19 symptoms prior to boarding, including thermal screening
3. Passengers must be in possession of a negative PCR test result report taken within the 72 hours prior to scheduled departure of the first flight (electronic or hard copy format is acceptable – but it must clearly provide the identity of the person tested)
4. Hand luggage is strictly limited to one piece weighing no more than 5 kgs
5. Passengers should be in possession of personal hand sanitizer in containers not to exceed 100ml
6. No external food or drink may be brought on board or consumed on board

NOTE: Passengers are encouraged NOT to wear external body gowns or other similar PPE on board the aircraft. If they choose to do so, they must be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the airline staff that this was not previously used in a contaminated area (viz. fresh PPE must be donned at the airport).

Country specific requirements :

GHANA (Accra)

1. Passengers must be in possession of a negative PCR test taken within the 72 hours prior to scheduled departure of the first flight
2. Arriving passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form online at https://www.ghs-hdf.org/hdf/
3. Passengers MUST pay in advance for a COVID-19 rapid test to be conducted on arrival in Accra. Payment can be made using cards via https://myfrontierhealthcare.com/Home/Ghana and the cost is US$150/GHS 856 / GBP 120 / EUR 140.
4. Upon receipt of a negative result (test results take approx. 30-45 minutes to be received), passengers may proceed through immigration.

More details at: http://www.gcaa.com.gh/web/protocols.html
List of accredited laboratories in Ghana at: https://www.ghanahealthservice.org/covid19/accredited_labs.php

NIGERIA (Lagos and Abuja)

1. Passengers should be in possession of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to scheduled departure of the first flight. In case of exceptional circumstances, this may be extended to not more than 120 hours from the provision of the test sample.
2. Passengers should complete the health form at https://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng/ where they will also upload the results of their PCR test, and pay online for a repeat PCR test to be taken upon arrival in Nigeria. Passengers will then receive a QR Code generated by the above portal. Failure to complete this step may result in significant delays on arrival in Nigeria, but will not preclude travel.
3. Passengers departing FROM Nigeria should obtain a negative PCR test result from an approved laboratory no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight. A list of approved labs can be found at http://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/laboratory/

NOTE: Effective from 29SEP20 until 15OCT20, no excess baggage will be accepted between Accra and Lagos or vice-versa

More details at: https://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng/

COTE D’IVOIRE (Abidjan)
1. Passengers must be in possession of a negative PCR test taken within the 72 hours prior to scheduled departure of the first flight.

All passengers coming to and from Abidjan MUST go online and fill in this form: https://declaration.transports.gouv.ci/#/home

Accra – Abidjan – Accra starts Thu 17SEP20

SIERRA LEONE (Freetown)
1. Passengers must be in possession of a negative PCR test taken within the 72 hours prior to scheduled departure of the first flight. The results must be no more than 7 days old upon arrival in Freetown.
2. Passengers must complete the health form at https://travel.gov.sl/ and obtain a confirmation email authorizing travel, or else they will not be permitted to board the flight
3. Passengers will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival at Lungi Airport at a cost of US$80
4. Passengers departing FROM Freetown must also complete the health form from https://travel.gov.sl/ designed for departing passengers and obtain a negative PCR test result. Those whose stay in Freetown has been less than 5 days may use the test provided on arrival in lieu of a new test.

More details at: https://travel.gov.sl/

LIBERIA (Monrovia)
1. Passengers must be in possession of a negative PCR test taken within the 72 hours prior to scheduled departure of the first flight
2. Arriving passengers will be required to register for monitoring via USSD and Mobile App

More details at: https://web.facebook.com/pg/LiberiaLAA/

30th July 2020

In line with the directives of HE The President, Africa World Airlines Limited domestic flights will return to full capacity with effect from 01AUG20. Our enhanced sanitary protocols remain in effect and exceed International Air Transport Association (IATA) standards. These include mandatory mask usage and hand sanitisation, no-contact check-in and boarding, disinfection of the aircraft after each flight, and spraying of all checked-in baggage. You will also never be stuck in a middle seat between two other passengers due to the layout of our modern Embraer ERJ-145 jets!

27th July 2020

Africa World Airlines is pleased to announce increased services between Accra, Kumasi, Tamale and Takoradi effective from 01AUG20. Choose from multiple daily flights each to Kumasi or Tamale with departures now starting as early as 8am, as well as 4 weekly flights to Takoradi. Convenient connections via Accra are also available between all city pairs.

10th June 2020

Africa World Airlines is pleased to announce a further increase in domestic flights, with up to 4 daily return flights each to Kumasi and Tamale from Accra starting on 13JUN20, in addition to twice weekly flights to Takoradi.

The additional flights will ensure that people with essential travel needs can choose between a range of flight timings throughout the day to best complement their business schedules. Convenient connecting flights via Accra are also available between all domestic points.

21st May 2020

Africa World Airlines is pleased to announce a resumption of flights to Takoradi from 28MAY20. The services will initially operate between Accra and Takoradi on Mondays and Thursdays at mid-day.

Flights will depart from Accra to Takoradi at 1210pm, and from Takoradi to Accra at 120pm.

The timings are designed to offer convenient two-way immediate connections between Takoradi and both Kumasi and Tamale, as part of our commitment to provide essential transportation links between all the communities we serve. AWA continues to serve Kumasi and Tamale with up to 3 daily flights each.

5th May 2020

Africa World Airlines is pleased to announce an increase in domestic services effective 07MAY20 with the introduction of a second daily flight from Accra to both Kumasi and Tamale.

The additional services will allow business travelers to make a same day return trip in these key domestic markets, ensuring that they can spend the night safely back at home.

Depart from Accra to Kumasi at 930am or 310pm, and from Accra to Tamale at 9am or 220pm. Departures from Kumasi are at 1050am and 420pm, and from Tamale at 1040am and 4pm.

AWA is proud to have implemented industry leading protocols to ensure that all our passengers, staff and crew can “Fly Safe, Fly Confident!” on every AWA flight.

29th April 2020

Africa World Airlines wishes to remind all passengers traveling domestically within Ghana that as per regulation, they must be in possession of a face mask that meets Ghana Health Service standards, as well as a personal container of hand sanitizer. No food or drink will be permitted for consumption during the flight, and passengers will be required to remain in their assigned seats at all times. No passengers (other than children below 12) will be seated immediately next to each other in order to maintain social distancing. All baggage checked in will be subject to a disinfection process.

19th April 2020

Africa World Airlines is pleased to announce the resumption of limited domestic scheduled flight service with effect from Tuesday 21APR20. AWA will initially operate one daily round trip flight each from Accra to Kumasi and Tamale. Additional destinations and frequencies will be announced in due course. Please visit www.flyafricaworld.com or call 0800 200 200 to check fares and schedules, and to book tickets.

These flights will operate with the highest levels of safety protocols, which will include mandatory thermal screening and hand sanitization for all passengers and staff. Furthermore, all passengers will be required to wear their own nose covering (either a face mask or a scarf/cloth covering) during the flight, and will be seated so that no passenger other than a child below 12 years is placed in an adjacent seat. Passengers unable to comply with these requirements will be denied travel.

April 12th 2020

Pursuant to the extension of movement restrictions by the Government of Ghana, all Africa World Airlines scheduled flights remain suspended until at least 19APR20. We intend to resume domestic operations once the appropriate authorities permit this. In the meanwhile we urge all Ghanaians to follow the guidance of the health service and to remain safe. #flyAWA #FlySafeFlyConfident

April 4th 2020

Further to the extension of border closures by the Government of Ghana, all AWA regional flights will remain suspended until 19APR20.

 

March 28th 2020

Pursuant to the movement restrictions imposed by HE The President of Ghana, Africa World Airlines will not operate any scheduled passenger flights between the dates of 30MAR20 and 13APR20.

We intend to resume normal flight operations upon the lifting of the movement restrictions. In the meanwhile, we urge all Ghanaians to follow the necessary protocols to ensure their personal safety as well as the safety of the entire community.

March 22nd 2020

Further to the instructions issued by HE The President of Ghana, all borders of the Republic of Ghana are closed to human traffic for two weeks commencing at midnight on 22MAR20.

Accordingly, Africa World Airlines will suspend all international flights scheduled to operate from 23MAR20 onward. The last flights between Accra and Lagos, Abuja, Freetown and Monrovia are planned to operate on Sunday 22MAR20.

ALL PASSENGERS ARRIVING IN GHANA ON THESE FLIGHTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO MANDATORY QUARANTINE AND TESTING BY PORT HEALTH AUTHORITIES.

AWA intends to continue operating domestic flights from Accra to Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi and Wa. We recognise that we have a special responsibility to maintain connectivity between the communities we serve. We will endeavour to ensure that an adequate level of service is maintained for those who have essential travel needs in all our markets as long as this remains feasible.

Rest assured that if you choose to travel with AWA, you can “Fly safe, fly confident!”

 

March 21st 2020

Pursuant to the instructions issued by Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Africa World Airlines will suspend our flights to Lagos and Abuja after 23MAR20.

The last flights to both destinations will operate on Monday 23MAR20. AWA will ensure that sufficient seats are available for Ghanaians wishing to return to Accra prior to the suspension.

Passengers on cancelled flights will receive notification of the cancellation via their original booking channel. AWA intends to continue operating flights from Accra to Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi, Wa, and Monrovia at this time. Rest assured that if you choose to travel with AWA, you can “Fly safe, fly confident!”

March 19th 2020

Further to the instructions issued by the Government of Cote D’Ivoire and the Government of Sierra Leone, Africa World Airlines will be suspending operations to Abidjan and Freetown with effect from 20MAR20 and 22MAR20 respectively.

Passengers on cancelled flights will receive notification of the cancellation via their original booking channel, and may either rebook to a future date or seek a refund.

AWA continues to operate flights from Accra to Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi, Wa, Lagos, Abuja and Monrovia at this time. Rest assured that if you choose to travel with AWA, you can “Fly safe, fly confident!”

#flyAWA #FlySafeFlyConfident

For more information:
https://www.iata.org/en/youandiata/travelers/health/

March 17th 2020

The Government of Ghana has issued a Travel Advisory that goes into effect from 1300hrs on 17MAR20.

Under this advisory, ALL TRAVELS TO GHANA ARE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Ghana Immigration Service, at their discretion, may refuse entry to passengers whose travels are deemed to be for conferences, funerals or any form of public gathering. This restriction applies to those who hold valid visas or visa-on-arrival approval as well.
Passengers who have been present in any country that has recorded 200 or more cases of COVID-19 during the last 14 days are PROHIBITED from entering Ghana. As per directive from Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, airlines are required to question passengers regarding their travel history and to deny boarding to passengers who fall into this category. Citizens and Residents of Ghana (with valid residence permits) are exempt from this prohibition, but will be subject to 14 days of quarantine (conditions at the discretion of the Port Health authorities) upon arrival in Ghana. Any admissable passenger who displays symptoms of COVID-19 will be quarantined and tested upon arrival in Ghana.

In view of this travel advisory, Africa World Airlines has revised our flight schedules to ensure that an adequate level of service is maintained for those who have essential travel needs in all our markets. As the largest operator of flights to, from and within Ghana, we realize that we have a special responsibility to maintain connectivity between the communities we serve. This new schedule goes into effect from 18MAR20 and passengers whose itineraries are affected by schedule changes will be automatically rebooked on the nearest available flight.

At this time, AWA will continue to operate the following services :

Accra to Kumasi vv : 41 weekly flights each way
Accra to Tamale vv : 28 weekly flights each way
Accra to Takoradi vv : 14 weekly flights each way
Accra to Wa (via Tamale) vv : 3 weekly flights each way

Accra to Lagos vv : 16 weekly flights each way
Accra to Abuja vv : 4 weekly flights each way
Accra to Freetown vv : 4 weekly flights each way
Accra to Monrovia vv : 4 weekly flights each way
Accra to Abidjan vv : 3 weekly flights each way
Freetown to Monrovia vv : 2 weekly flights each way

In consultation with the Government of Ghana, we have also implemented additional protocols to ensure the well being of all our passengers, staff and crew.

* We are extending our waiver of change fees to ALL domestic and international flights until 10MAY20. If you are booked on any AWA flight during this period, you can be assured that you can change your plans to a future date with no penalty applied.

* We are eliminating all crew layovers in foreign countries, to minimise risk of crew exposure in hotels and other public areas.

* We have implemented a further enhanced cleaning regimen of our aircraft cabins to ensure that we minimise the risk of transmission through cross-contamination

We pledge to do everything we can to help in these challenging circumstances, and look forward to welcoming you to “Fly safe, fly confident!” on your next flight with us.

March 13th 2020

Africa World Airlines wishes to advise our passengers of new enhanced precautions in place following the detection of two cases of COVID-19 in Ghana. We have implemented our Level 2 containment protocols to ensure that our passengers and crew are able to “Fly safe, fly confident!”.

https://www.flyafricaworld.com/media-center/covid-19-alert/

All passengers on AWA flights, both domestic and international, will be subject to mandatory temperature screening at the airport of departure. Passengers with body temperature exceeding 37.3 degrees Celsius will be referred to Port Health for further guidance.

Passengers will be required to participate in a mandatory hand sanitization prior to boarding the aircraft. This measure is in place to ensure that there is no potential transmission risk via documents such as boarding passes, etc..

Our front line staff and crews may be wearing face masks and gloves when dealing with passengers. This step is taken out of an abundance of caution to reduce potential risk of cross-contamination.

We are extending our waiver of change fees to ALL domestic and international flights until 28APR20. If you are booked on any AWA flight during this period, you can be assured that you can change your plans with no penalty applied.

We pledge to continue doing everything we can to help in these challenging circumstances, and look forward to welcoming you aboard one of our flights as you “Fly safe, fly confident!”

 

March 10th 2020

The Africa World Airlines team recognizes that current news regarding COVID-19 may cause uncertainty among airline passengers. We thank you for continuing to place your faith in AWA and assure you of our team’s commitment to “Fly safe, fly confident!”

https://www.flyafricaworld.com/media-center/covid-19-alert/

The safety and well-being of our passengers, crew and staff is the top priority at all times. The AWA team is monitoring the situation and developments around the clock, in co-ordination with IATA as well as various health and governmental authorities in the countries we fly to. Nonetheless, we would like to reassure our passengers regarding the steps we are taking to ensure your safety.

* We are ensuring that the air you breathe on our aircraft continues to be filtered to the highest standards. All AWA aircraft are equipped with filters that remove most pollutants, including dust, bacteria and viruses, from the air circulating in the cabin. The air on board AWA aircraft is actually cleaner than the air you breathe on the ground in most circumstances.

* We have instituted an enhanced cleaning process for our aircraft, including refresher training for cleaners to ensure that the most “at-risk” surfaces for transmission of disease are cleaned to the highest standards. We are also engaging in anti-viral fumigation of aircraft that return from destinations where isolated cases of COVID-19 have been detected, prior to the aircraft being operated on other routes.

* We have equipped all of our aircraft with additional stocks of gloves, sanitizers, and surgical masks. Although these masks have minimal benefit to prevent wearers from contracting an illness, they do help contain the spread of any potential infection from someone who may already be sick. If you display any symptoms of cough, cold, fever, etc.. during the flight, your crew may request you to don a mask out of an abundance of caution, and may also request to re-seat you away from other passengers. We kindly request you to comply with any such request.

* We are urging passengers to wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60 to 95% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. We have imposed mandatory pre-boarding hand sanitization for passengers at selected airports to minimize risk of transmission through handling of boarding passes, carry-on luggage, etc..

* We have imposed a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for any of our crew or staff who have recently traveled to areas with exposure to COVID-19 transmission. This is being done out of an abundance of caution, and to recognize that as aviation professionals, we have a special responsibility to ensure we maintain the highest standards of safety. This may result in some flight cancellations or re-timings as we adjust schedules to accommodate these operational challenges.

* We are instituting a waiver of all change fees on any of our international flights, valid until 18APR20. If you are traveling on an international flight with AWA anytime from today until that date, you can be assured that you can change your plans with no penalty applied. Please note that a fare difference may however apply if you wish to change your travel to a more expensive flight or route.

* We pledge to do everything we can to help in these challenging circumstances, and look forward to welcoming you to “Fly safe, fly confident!” on your next flight with us.

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