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About Africa World Airlines

Africa World Airlines (also known as AWA airlines) is a private Ghanaian airline. As the largest carrier operating in Ghana, the airline provides both domestic and international flights.

The airline was incorporated as a joint venture in 2010 between Hainan Airlines and other Chinese and Ghanaian shareholders. The airline received its Air Carrier License (ACL) from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in 2011, and commenced its first commercial flight in 2012. AWA's hub is located at Kotoka International Airport, near Accra, the capital of Ghana.

The airline flies to a number of domestic destinations in Ghana. A popular route is Accra to Kumasi. Other domestic destinations include Takoradi and Tamale, as well as a number of international destinations in countries including Nigeria, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

2022 promises to be a key year for Africa World Airlines, as the travel industry recovers following the Coronavirus pandemic and the airline continues to expand its flight network.

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Africa World Airline's Destinations

Destinos Nacionales

Africa World Airlines flies to the following domestic destinations: Accra (Kotoka International Airport), Kumasi (Kumasi Airport), Takoradi (Takoradi Airport), and Tamale (Tamale Airport). To find out more about flying within Ghana, including other airline options, take a look at our full guide to booking domestic flights within Ghana.

CITY Aeropuerto IATA
Accra Kotoka International Airport ACC
Kumasi Kumasi Airport KMS
Takoradi Takoradi Airport TKD
Tamal Tamale Airport TML
Wa* Wa Airport WZA

Destinos Internacionales

País CITY Aeropuerto IATA
Nigeria Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport LOS
Nigeria Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport ABV
Liberia Monrovia Roberts International Airport ROB
Sierra Leona Freetown Lungi International Airport FNA
Côte d'Ivoire* Abidjan Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport ABJ

*Currently suspended, as of febrero 2020. Subject to change.


Rutas Populares

✈ Ghana to Lagos, Nigeria

✈ Ghana to Abuja, Nigeria


Accra to Kumasi

Accra (ACC) to Kumasi (KMS) is one of Africa World Airline's most popular routes. Simply type 'Accra' and 'Kumasi' into the search bar at the top of the page to start searching for the perfect flights for you.

Accra/Kumasi flight schedule

The are up to 10 scheduled flights per day between Kumasi and Accra, on Monday to Friday and on the weekends. The flight takes about 40 minutes.

Top Tip: You can discover all of AWA's routes in the destinations information below.


Equipaje permitido

Equipaje de Mano

Africa World Airlines allows one piece of cabin baggage and one personal item per passenger. All cabin bags must be able to fit in the overhead bin and weigh no more than 5kg. Passengers are advised to bring soft-sided baggage.

Equipaje Facturado

Economy passengers are entitled to one piece of checked baggage. Premium and Value passengers are permitted two bags, with a total weight of no more than 23kg.

Excess baggage fees: On Domestic routes, the cost for excess baggage (to be paid at the airport) is GH S5.00 Cedis per kilogram, and $3.00 USD per kilogram on International flights.


Check-In Information

Web Check-in

Africa world airlines are yet to offer online check-in on their flights. The airline is hoping to provide this service soon, but at the moment passengers need to continue to check-in at the airport.

Check-in en el aeropuerto

Africa World Airlines recommends passengers arrive at the airport at least two hours and no later than 40 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. Passengers should present a valid, government issued ID - passports will be required for travel on all international flights.


Tarifas de clase

The aircraft consists of a single cabin and two class fares: Economy and Premium Economy. The aircraft offer seating for up to 50 passengers. Passengers will be served by two Cabin Attendants.

Selección de asiento

Seats cannot currently be pre-booked. Seat assignment will be conducted at the airport.

Clase Económica

Economy seats are comfortable, designed for maximising comfort while reducing cost. Seat assignment will be conducted at the airport.

Premium Economy Class

On the Embraer 145 aircraft, port side seats, which are single row seats, will be allocated to Premium passengers.

Premium passengers who travel together will be assigned the first 2 rows of twin seats, and so forth.


On-Board Experience

Meals

There are no meals served on any of the airline's flights. However, complimentary hot beverages are provided on some routes. Snacks are served on all routes, which includes fresh fruits juice and croissants, biscuits and a choice of meat/fish pies. Please note that there are no special meal/snack options. Passengers with food intolerances or dietary needs are encouraged to bring their own snacks on-board.

ENTRETENIMIENTO

An in-flight magazine is available. Passengers are encouraged to download entertainment onto their digital devices before boarding the plane.

WIFI

On-board WiFi is not currently available.


Africa World Airline's Fleet

Africa World Airlines operates a fleet of Embraer ERJ-145LR aircraft, and has recently taken delivery of its 6th new and modern Embraer aircraft. As of agosto 2019, the fleet now includes eight Embraer ARJ-145LI aircraft, each with a maximum passenger capacity of 50 seats.


Africa World Airlines Hub Airport

Kotoka International Airport

Africa World Airlines is based at Kotoka International Airport (ACC) which is the main airport that serves Accra, the capital of Ghana. Kotoka airport is the hub airport for Africa World Airlines, PassionAir Antrak Air, Arik Air and Starbow Airlines. Other airlines which fly to and from this airport include Air Burkina, Arik Air, Dana Air, Delta Air Lines, Ethiopian Airlines, KLM, Goldstar Airlines and Kenya Airways.


Frequent Flyer

The airline does not operate a frequent flyer program.


Airline Alliance

The airline is not part of an airline alliance program.


Codeshares

AWA has spent time developing and expanding its partnerships, with the aim of expanding its international network, and currently has partnerships with the four airlines:

emiratos

AMA currently has an interline partnership with Emirates, to provide a domestic and regional feed to their flights at Kotoka International Airport.

South Africa Airways

Since octubre 2019, the AMA has a codeshare agreement with South Africa Airways, which will apply to flights between Accra – Kumasi, Accra – Lagos and Accra – Abuja. South African Airways will market the services of Africa World Airlines as the operating carrier.

Brussels Airlines

Since octubre 2019, AWA also has a codeshare agreement with Brussels Airlines, which will aim to connect passengers through their joint networks.

Ethiopian Airlines

AWA also has a partnership with Ethiopian Airlines, aimed at providing passengers with a seamless travel experience within the West African region.


Asistencia especial

Wheelchairs

Wheelchair assistance is available. Africa World Airlines provides wheelchairs to passengers who may need such assistance. This service will need to be requested when making your reservation reservation - simply add your request when asked, and we will pass this information on to the airline.

There is no charge for the transportation of wheelchairs and other assistance devices.

Please note that AWA is not equipped to transport medical oxygen, or other hazardous materials and/or contained gas, either in the cabin or as cargo or in the hold.

Travelling with Infants and Children

An infant (above 14 days and below the age of 2 years) can sit on the lap of an accompanying adult, with the aid of an extended seat belt. Passengers may choose to purchase a seat for an infant as long as a proper child restraint device is used.

Unaccompanied Minors

Unaccompanied minors are permitted, above the age of 6. AWA staff will assist the UM with checking-in, transfers and boarding. Please be aware of the airline’s UM rules and policies before making your booking.


Alternative Airlines to Africa World Airlines

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AWA Ghana FAQs

Where can I book Africa plane tickets?

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What airlines operate in West Africa?

Africa World Airlines has announced its ambition to be the number-one regional airline in West Africa. As well as Africa World Airlines, other airlines operating to/within West Africa include: Kenya Airways, Fly Mid Africa Airline, Asky Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and Air Côte d”Ivoire.

Where can I book flights to Ghana?

Book flights to Ghana through Alternative Airlines. Using the search form at the top of the page, enter 'Kotoka International Airport' as your chosen arrival destination, along with your departure airport, to search for flights to Ghana.

Does Ghana have an airline?

Africa World Airlines is a Ghanan airline. Although it is not the national flag carrier (not owned by the government), it is the largest airline based in the country. The airline describes itself as faster, more comfortable and more convenient. In fact, the airline prides itself in often having a lower base fare than local buses.

What is AWA's flight schedule?

The airline operates regular scheduled passenger flights to/from Ghana daily. Compared to many airlines on the continent, Africa World revolves around the frequency of its flights. Despite a reduction in flights during the pandemic, the airline is now operating at a much greater capacity. Use are search form to find flights with AWA, simply enter your departure and arrival airports then filter the search results by Africa World Airlines.

Is Africa World Airlines (AWA) still flying?

Yes, Africa World Airlines is currently operating flights. When the Coronavirus pandemic but a stop to travel around the world, like many other airlines, AWA had to temporarily reduce its operations. But as recovery continues, the airline is stepping-up its operations. Africa World Airlines has resumed flights on the following two routes: Accra – Kumasi, and Accra – Tamale.